Briefings

30 Jun 2005

Paper presented by Carmel Budiardjo to the fifth international solidarity meeting for West Papua in the Philippines. The paper highlights the latest key issues in West Papua and calls for withdrawal of non-organic troops from the territory.

14 Mar 2005

With the exception of the capital city, Jayapura, West Papua is closed to visits by foreign NGOs and journalists. However, West Papuan NGOs are able to keep contact with local groups and communities and collect information for dissemination abroad.

20 Nov 2001

Since 11 September, the global airwaves and media have been virtually taken over by the ‘war against terrorism’ launched by President George Bush and backed up to the hilt by Tony Blair. This war, which in fact amounts to a war on Afghanistan, has focused on an act of terrorism directed against the US.

15 Oct 2001

Presentation by Carmel Budiardjo to the West Papua Solidarity Meeting in Germany, analysing the Papua situation within the Indonesian political landscape, and suggesting recommendations on West Papua to be taken up by the solidarity movement.

13 Dec 2000

TAPOL paper on the historical role of the security forces in the Indonesian state, presented at the International workshop 'Violence in Indonesia: Its historical roots and its contemporary manifestations' at the Universiteit Leiden.

23 Jun 1999

Statement presented by TAPOL, petitioning the UN Special Committee on the situation in East Timor, calling for a fair referendum, and steps to ensure peaceful disarmament

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