Netherlands adds voice to global demands for UN visit to West Papua

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Indonesia’s former coloniser, the Netherlands, has become the 83rd international state calling for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to be allowed into West Papua. Following questions posed by parliamentarians from seven Dutch political parties,…
Netherlands becomes 83rd state calling for UN visit to West Papua

January 13, 2021 in News – The Netherlands has become the 83rd international state calling for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to be allowed into West Papua. Following questions posed by parliamentarians from seven Dutch political parties, the Dutch Foreign…
The US can no longer turn a blind eye to abuses in Papua

The Biden administration has to reconsider its support for the Indonesian military until it addresses abuse of civilians. On October 28, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Indonesia as part of a five-country tour of Asia focused on strengthening…
The US can no longer turn a blind eye to abuses in Papua

The Biden administration has to reconsider its support for the Indonesian military until it addresses abuse of civilians. On October 28, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Indonesia as part of a five-country tour of Asia focused on strengthening…
Repression shadows West Papuans consulting over Autonomy

From Dateline Pacific, RNZ Despite ongoing harassment and arrests, civil society groups in West Papua have been working to consult with indigenous people on an issue regarding the region’s political future. Indonesia’s government is seeking to extend the Papuan provinces’ Special Autonomy…
West Papuan priests call for dialogue to end violent conflict

Catholic priests in West Papua have appealed for reconciliation and dialogue to address ongoing armed violence in their region. A statement has been issued by 147 priests from across the Indonesian-administered provinces of West Papua and Papua. The priests acknowledge…
West Papuan priests call for dialogue to end violent conflict

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalist, johnny.blades@rnz.co.nz Catholic priests in West Papua have appealed for reconciliation and dialogue to address ongoing armed violence in their region. A statement has been issued by 147 priests from across the Indonesian-administered provinces of West Papua and…