Book Chapter

Minorities and Discrimination in Indonesia: The Legal Framework

Tim Lindsey

Contentious Belonging: The Place of Minorities in Indonesia | ISEAS Publishing | Published : 2019


This chapter aims to provide a brief overview of aspects of the complex legal framework regulating the treatment of minorities in Indonesia. It shows that there is, in fact, no coherent framework for the protection of minorities. Instead, a range of law apply different rules to different groups, sometimes conferring rights, sometimes denying them. Coverage is patchy and some minorities are left vulnerable to discriminatory treatment and abuse.

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