1 June 2012 |

UPR Submission Indonesia 2012

More than 1.4 million people in Indonesia were displaced throughout the country between 1999 and 2002 by violence between ethnic and religious groups competing for political and economic resources, in the context of an economic recession and a political reconfiguration that followed the ending of Suharto’s “New Order”. A further estimated 500,000 to 700,000 people were displaced by the conflict in Aceh between 1999 and 2004, while tens of thousands of people have since 2001 been forced from their homes by military operations in Papua, in the country’s only continuing armed conflict. While most IDPs have since been able to return to their homes, durable solutions remain elusive for tens of thousands of them as they are prevented from enjoying basic rights to the same extent as people who were not displaced.

 

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