Citizenship Reform: MoU between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (15 AUGUST, 2005)

3.2 Reintegration into society

3.2.2 Persons who during the conflict have renounced their citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia will have the right to regain it.

Implementation History

2005

Full Implementation

As per Indonesian citizenship law, Indonesian nationals could not hold dual nationality. Also, GAM activists could not return to Indonesia until the government gave them amnesty. After GAM leaders and activists were granted amnesty in August 2005 as provided in the MoU, those who renounced their citizenship could regain it after signing a form prepared by the justice ministry.1

  • 1. "Indonesia's president to issue amnesty for Aceh rebels this week,” Agency France Press, August 29, 2005; "Peace plan frees 1400 Aceh rebels," The Australian, September 1, 2005.
2006

Full Implementation

The citizenship provision in the accord was implemented in 2005. 

2007

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2008

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2009

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2011

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2012

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2013

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2014

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.