Melissa Crouch

Dr Melissa Crouch is a Lecturer in the Law Faculty, at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is an Associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law and Islam at the University of Melbourne. Her most recent publication is an edited volume on Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging.

What makes West Java so prone to religious intolerance and violence? And which regulations, if any, need to be reformed to reduce conflict? Indonesia at Melbourne explored these issues with Dr Melissa Crouch, whose book examines religious conflict and the use of the courts by intolerant groups in West Java.