Rohingya Refugees To Indonesia: An International Legal Perspective (80095)

Session Information: Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
Session Chair: Arsya Amarlaily Arbiyanti

Saturday, 25 May 2024 16:05
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 604
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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In Indonesia there is a popular discussion about Rohingya refugees. Rohingya is an ethnic group living in Myanmar, specifically in the Rakhine or Arakan region. Cases related to the Rohingya began to surface in 1982. The Burmese Citizenship Law did not include the Rohingya among the 135 ethnicities recognized as indigenous citizens. All Rohingya ethnic groups do not receive Myanmar citizenship, which makes them stateless. This stateless status robs Rohingya of their rights in life. They cannot have a decent life. Many have witnessed death, mutilation and rape, as well as whole villages, what they called home, burning to ashes. Even the Rohingya have been designated as the world's most persecuted minority. This resulted in waves of refugees, one of whom came to the Aceh, Indonesia region. According to the findings of this study, Refugees acceptance to Indonesia is in lined with some Human Rights Conventions that had been ratified by Indonesia. Namely, The Convention Against Torture 1984; The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD); The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), and some more. These international instruments are extremely important for the protection of refugees and asylum seekers. This paper aims to reveal the legal perspective of Rohingya refugees in Indonesia. This study is a literature review that employs a critical analysis method called content analysis. Furthermore, this research can be a reference for policy makers and public education efforts related to legal perspective of Rohingya Refugees in Indonesia.

Arsya Amarlaily Arbiyanti, Universitas Darussalam Gontor, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Arsya Amarlaily Arbiyanti had graduated in Islamic Studies Major and Electrical Engineering Major in Indonesia. She had participated as a speaker about Islam in Indonesia and some International Conferences, such as Kairo, Turkiye, Korea, and Iran.

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