Trying times in Tuvalu

by Stefan Armbruster, Tess Newton Cain, DevPolicy “Save Tuvalu, save the world” sang school children as they greeted the Pacific’s leaders on arrival to what became a showdown pitting the region against Australia. This was no ambush, but had been…
Indonesia: Investigate Deaths of Papuan Protesters

REPORT from Human Rights WatchPublished on 07 Sep 2019 —View Original Allow Access to UN, Foreign Journalists, Rights Monitors (Sydney) – Indonesian authorities should impartially investigate the deaths of at least 10 Papuans during recent unrest in the easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua,…
Renewed calls for UN to visit Papua following protests

News DeskThe Jakarta Post The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has called once again for the United Nations to visit Papua and West Papua following the racial abuse that sparked widespread protests in the country’s easternmost regions.  Previously, Pacific countries of…
Human Rights Watch calls for end to killings in Papua

Human Rights Watch is calling on Papuan militants to stop unlawful killings, after a massacre of Indonesians took place in the Highlands region. The West Papua Liberation Army has claimed resposibility for the murders of at least 16 construction workers…
West Papuans granted PNG citizenship

The National PNG – Immigration and Border Security Minister Petrus Thomas yesterday awarded Papua New Guinea citizenship to 62 West Papuans residing in Vanimo. Thomas, in his speech to the former West Papuans, said: “You have waited for all this…

Jayapura – Dosen Hubungan Internasional (HI), Fakultas Ilmu Sosial, Ilmu Politik (FISIP) Universitas Cenderawasih (Uncen) Jayapura, Laus D.C. Rumayom mengatakan, hingga kini belum ada mekanisme yang jelas pada penyelesaian dugaan pelanggaran HAM di Papua. Ia mengatakan, jika dihubungkan dengan masalah…