What are refugees represented to be?

A frame analysis of a Presidential Regulation on refugees

Mahardhika Sjamsoe'oed Sadjad takes a closer look at Presidential Regulation No. 125 in Indonesia which aimed to improve the humanitarian response to refugees and asylum seekers.

Presidential Regulation No. 125 of 2016 concerning the Treatment of Refugees (PR) was a promising step to a better humanitarian response for refugees and asylum seekers arriving in Indonesia.

However, a closer look at the PR and earlier drafts of the document shows serious compromises. Inspired by Carol Bacchi's 'What’s the Problem Represented to be' approach, this article highlights what is included and excluded from the PR and how it falls short of guaranteeing meaningful protection for refugees while living in Indonesia.

More on this article - 'What Are Refugees Represented to Be? A Frame Analysis of the Presidential Regulation No. 125 of 2016 Concerning the Treatment of Refugees “from Abroad”'. Asian Journal of Law and Society

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