- Published on Friday, 14 October 2016 04:23
This is a compilation of statements made by government representatives regarding West Papua. This includes statements made at United Nations meetings and various regional and sub-regional bodies regarding the conflict and human rights situation in West Papua or the human rights policies in Indonesia affecting the situation in West Papua. Any part of this compilation may be reused.
- Published on Friday, 15 April 2016 09:27
This is a comprehensive compilation of recommendations and observations made by international mechanisms of the United Nations, the European Union and other bodies regarding the conflict and human rights situation in West Papua or the human rights policies in Indonesia affecting the situation in West Papua. Any part of this compilation may be reused.
- Published on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:16
The Indonesian military (Tentara Nasional Indonesia, TNI) in 2016 may intensify pressure for a broader remit in internal security affairs as its warm relationship with President Jokowi deepens and its credibility with the public soars. Several factors continue to drive the push for power: conviction that the country is facing many dangers that only the TNI can address; distrust of civilian politicians and political leaders; resentment of the police; and a sense of opportunity in the current political situation.
- Published on Friday, 20 December 2013 15:19
Papua, Indonesia has a long history of violence by security forces before, during and since the administrative take-over.
ICTJ/ELSAM Report: The Past That Has Not Passed
Human Rights Violations in Papua Before and After Reformasi
This joint report by ICTJ and the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy (ELSHAM-Papua) provides important insight into the ongoing debate on steps required to achieve a sustainable peace in Papua. The report reviews Papua's recent history within a transitional justice framework, and provides expert recommendations on truth seeking, justice, reparations, institutional reform, and enforcing the rights of women victims. Based on more than 100 interviews carried out in 2011 in the districts of Sorong, Manokwari, Biak, and Paniai, the report reviews Papua’s recent history, including the Special Autonomy Law governing the relationship between the Papua province and Indonesia, within a transitional justice framework.
- Published on Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:38
Book: Securitization in Papua
The Implication of Security Approach towards Human Rights Condition in Papua
- Published on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:53
The practice of torture by security forces in Papua is widespread and described by analyists as systematic. The documents provide you with case examples and analysis on the practice of torture in Papua and its impact.
- Published on Monday, 14 October 2013 15:56
In particular since the end of the Second World War, the United Nations as well as other bodies like the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has set standards on human rights, indigenous peoples rights and other norms. UN mechanisms also monitor the implementation of these rights. treaty bodies, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and the Special Procedures (SP) of the Human Rights Council are among the most important ones.
An overview of their recent findings is compiled below.
- Published on Friday, 15 March 2013 12:25
Indigenous peoples are ethnic minorities who have been marginalized as their historical territories became part of a state. As such they have rights as a people and UN mechanisms monitor their implementation. Here you can learn more about indigenous peoples rights standards and their implementation in Papua.
- Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 09:05
Communities, Children and Teachers in Papua - Hand in Hand for a Better Future
This report presents the findings of a research to explore opportunities to increase access to and quality of basic education in Papua, Indonesia. The main objective was to find ways to motivate the people of Papua to actively participate in realizing their primary right to qualified education, and to involve them in building good governance responsive to the people’s roles in the future.
International Law & Norms
This section covers UN treaties, conventions, guidelines and other norms set by UN and other international mechanisms relating to human rights and indigenous people's rights
This section covers national laws of Indonesia relevant to Papua.
CESCR Review 2014
Between April 30 and May 1, 2014, the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) reviewed Indonesia's implementation of the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) during its 52nd session. Indonesia acceded to the convention in February 2006 and was overdue to report. During the review the committee raised the situation in West Papua repeatedly with the committee, which is reflected in its concluding observations.
Documents of the review
CCPR Review 2013
Between July 10 and 12, 2013, the UN Committee on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR), also called Human Rights Committee (HRC) reviewed Indonesia's implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) during its 108th session. Indonesia acceded to the convention in February 2006 and was overdue to report. During the review the committee raised the situation in West Papua repeatedly with the committee, which is reflected in its concluding observations.
Documents of the review:
- Political History