11 Apr 2019

TAPOL and the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) are calling attention to an application for judicial review of the “Act of Free Choice” by the Indonesian Constitutional Court, submitted today by human rights lawyers on behalf of West Papua customary leaders and churches.

Tagged: Act of Free Choice, West Papua
3 Apr 2019

Both the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Nduga and worsening clampdown on freedom of expression and assembly in West Papua were significant issues raised during the recent convening of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (25 Feb. - 22 Mar. 2019).

Tagged: UN, West Papua
14 Mar 2019

14 March 2019


The Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, and the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.


Tagged: Indigenous Rights, Refugees, Security Forces, West Papua
6 Mar 2019

Panellists will present the findings of the recent missionto Papua, discuss ongoing human rights violations and explore how the future of indigenous Papuans can be protected within existing internationalhuman rights frameworks.

Tagged: UN, West Papua
11 Jan 2019

TAPOL, Franciscans International, International Coalition for Papua, Watch Indonesia!, West Papua Netzwerk and Geneva for Human Rights Global Training are calling attention to the cases of the violation of the rights to freedom of opinion and expression as well as the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association in Mimika Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia. Indonesian Police and Military preventedmembers of West Papua National Committee (Komite Nasional Papua Barat - KNPB) from organising a prayer celebration to commemorate the fifth anniversary of their organisation on 31 December 2018. Nine members of KNPB were arrested and beaten by the Indonesian security forces. Three of them are currently charged with treason

Tagged: Democracy, Freedom of Expression, West Papua
8 Dec 2018

Today, 8 December 2018, we commemorate the four year anniversary of the “Bloody Paniai” incident where the members of the Indonesian military from Special Battalion 753 Team shot live rounds into a crowd, killing four teenagers and wounding 17 others. 

Tagged: Impunity, Massacre, West Papua