Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Indonesia - COI

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Dr Christopher Duncan 

Email: CrDuncanatasu [dot] edu

Christopher R. Duncan is a an Associate Professor in the School for Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and in the School for Political and Global Studies at Arizona State University. Duncan is an anthropologist who has done several years of ethnographic research in the eastern Indonesian province of North Maluku looking at a variety of topics, including forced migration. One aspect of his research projects explores communal violence and post-conflict reconciliation in Indonesia, with a focus on North Maluku. Part of this research project has explored the topic of internally displaced persons in Indonesia (North Sulawesi and North Maluku). His other research interests include indigenous rights, religious change, and rural-rural migration.

Dr. Kevin Fogg 

Email: kevin [dot] foggathistory [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk   

Dr Kevin W. Fogg is the Al-Bukhari Fellow in the History of Islam in Southeast Asia at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and the Islamic Centre Lecturer at the Faculty of History. His research focuses on twentieth century Indonesia and the changing relationship of Muslims and the state. He has spent several years living and researching in Indonesia, and he has lectured about his work on four continents.

Dr Vannessa Hearman 

Tel.: +61 2 9351 4182
Fax: +61 2 9351 2319
Email: vannessa [dot] hearmanatcdu [dot] edu [dot] au
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/indonesian/staff/vannessa.hearman.shtml

Vannessa Hearman is lecturer in Indonesian Studies at the University of Sydney. She is a historian of modern Indonesia. Her research interests are activism, social movements and the Indonesian left. She is familiar with the human rights situation in Indonesia, given its intersection with her research area of post-authoritarian transition in Indonesia. She teaches Indonesian language at senior levels and area studies pertaining to Indonesia.  Vannessa completed her doctoral thesis on the 1965-68 anti-communist repression in East Java, Indonesia in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, where she was awarded the University of Melbourne Human Rights Scholarship. 

Professor John Sidel

Email: J [dot] T [dot] Sidelatlse [dot] ac [dot] uk

John Sidel, Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science. His research on Indonesia has focused on the role of religion and politics in Indonesian society; among his publications, Riots, Pogroms, Jihad: Religious Violence in Indonesia (Cornell University Press, 2006) and The Islamist Threat in Southeast Asia: A Reassessment (East-West Center, 2007). More recently, he has concentrated on Indonesia’s Christian minority and the Ahmadiyah community, a minority sect within Islam. He has written reports on Indonesia for the Ford Foundation, Transparency International, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), and other international organizations. Professor Sidel has a broad understanding of Indonesian politics and society of obvious relevance to asylum cases. He reads and speaks Bahasa Indonesia, the national language, and is intimately familiar with many aspects of Indonesian society and with the distinctive features of different regions of the country. 

Jacqueline Knörr

Email: knoerrateth [dot] mpg [dot] de

Jacqueline Knörr, Head of Research at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Extraordinary Professor at the Martin Luther University in Halle/Saale, Germany. Professor Knörr was brought up in Ghana and Germany and has for many years conducted extensive field research in Sierra Leone und the Upper Guinea Coast of West Africa more generally, as well as in Indonesia. She has worked as a Lecturer, Senior Researcher, University Professor, Scientific Director, and Political Advisor. She has served as expert witness in about two hundred asylum cases, writing expert reports concerning FGC/M and other human rights issues.

Siddharth Kara

Email: siddharth_karaathks [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Siddharth Kara is one of the world's foremost experts on human trafficking and contemporary slavery. He is the Director of the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he is also an Adjunct Lecturer and teaches the only course on human trafficking at HKS. In addition, Kara is a Visiting Scientist on Forced Labor at the Harvard School of Public Health. Kara is the author of Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery, co-winner of the prestigious 2010 Frederick Douglass Award at Yale University for the best non-fiction book on slavery. Sex Trafficking is the first book on modern forms of slavery to win the prize. Kara's second book, Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia was released in October, 2012. Just as Sex Trafficking provided the first comprehensive overview of the global sex trafficking industry, Bonded Labor provides the first comprehensive overview of the system of debt bondage endemic to South Asia. Kara currently advises the United Nations, International Labour Organisation, the U.S. Government, and several other governments on anti-trafficking policy and law. Kara has testified before the U.S. Congress and several foreign Parliaments on his research. Kara's has also appeared extensively in the media as an expert on modern slavery, including on CNN, the BBC, the Guardian, CNBC, National Geographic, and numerous documentary films.

Joshua Kurlantzick

Email: jkurlantathotmail [dot] com

Joshua Kurlantzick is Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he studies Asian politics, rights, and economics. He also has done extensive work on asylum cases for nationals from Vietnam, Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, China, Indonesia, and other Northeast, Southeast and South Asian nations. His work has included analyses of the political environment, judiciary, and state of political and civil rights in many South, Southeast, and Northeast Asian countries, as well as assessments of criminal syndicates and trafficking in these states. He has worked with more than ten U.K. firms and multiple U.S. firms on nearly thirty asylum cases. He is the author of five books on Southeast Asian politics, institutions, rights, and economics. Kurlantzick also has been a Visiting Scholar in the China program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Fellow at the Pacific Council on International Policy, a Columnist for Time, a Special Correspondent for The New Republic, an Asian Correspondent for The Economist, and a Contributing Writer for Mother Jones, among other positions. He has twenty years of experience covering events in Asia, and writing about rights issues in Asia, for a range of periodicals including The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, the London Review of Books, The Washington Monthly, The Washington Quarterly,  and Foreign Policy, among others.

 More information is available at: https://www.cfr.org/experts/joshua-kurlantzick

Cate Buchanan

Email: cate [dot] buchananatathenaconsortium [dot] org

Cate Buchanan is a peace process specialist with proven subject expertise on armed violence prevention and reduction, gun control, gender inclusion and participation, harm reduction and drug policy, and evidence-based policymaking. With an established interest in public policy, she has a strong skill-set in policy analysis, strategy development, training, and programme implementation. Cate has worked with peace process actors related to conflicts in Abkhazia, Georgia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, South Ossetia, Sudan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and elsewhere, as well as at the global policy level. Previous roles include Chief Editor of the book "Gun Violence, Disability and Recovery"(2014). Cate worked for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) from 2001 to 2013, firstly managing the Arms Programme, and from 2008 as a consultant and Senior Adviser implementing a portfolio of work incorporating gender into operations and policy and supporting HD's work in Asia. She has also worked as a consultant to the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery of the UN Development Programme, drafting a module for the UN International Small Arms Control Standards and programme guidance on strengthening national gun laws.