CONFRONTING HISTORICAL INJUSTICE IN INDONESIA: MEMORY AND TRANSNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISM

Grant number: FT130100957 | Funding period: 2014 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Since the 1990s there has been a boom in memory and in human rights activism relating to historical injustice in Indonesia. Using an innovative framework of the concept of ‘regions of memory’ this project examines how human rights activists located within and outside Indonesia use memory for the purposes of achieving human rights outcomes. Through national and international collaborations this project will analyse why transnational activism concerning crimes from the Japanese occupation (1942-45), the independence struggle (1945-1949) and the 1965 mass violence escalated at particular points in time and deepen our understanding of the relationship between memory and human rights.

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