This chapter compares the treatment of Indochinese and Middle Eastern asylum seekers in Indonesia between the late 1970s and the early 2000s by examining Galang and Lombok – two islands used for detaining asylum seekers in the past. In particular, this article seeks to illustrate the general conditions of obstructed mobility – or even stasis – experienced during protracted stays on these ‘detention’ islands. In order to better understand the general and specific features of human migratory flows in current SouthEast Asia, it is insufficient to focus solely on the causes, courses, and conditions of movement. The other side of the coin, obstructions to migrants’ mobility as well as the total inability to move (on), requires at least the same degree of attention if a complete picture of human migratory flows is to be provided.
|Translated title of the contribution||No rock in the surf:: Indonesia’s insufficient protection for refugee|
|Title of host publication||Handbuch Indonesien|
|Editors||Gunnar Stange, Rolf Jordan, Kristina Großmann|
|Place of Publication||Berlin Germany|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|