16 Aug 2019

Peaceful protesters across Indonesia and West Papua took to the streets yesterday to commemorate the 1962 New York Agreement and to support the West Papua delegation at the Pacific Islands Forum Summit. The groups protesting were from  the Action Committee of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (Komite Aksi ULMWP), the Papuan Students Alliance (Aliansi Mahasiswa Papua / AMP), Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (Front Rakyat Indonesia untuk West Papua / FRI-WP), and Papuan Students Community (Komunitas Mahasiswa Papua / KMP).The day was marked with forced dispersal, mass arrests, and violence from both state and non-state actors against the peaceful protesters.

Tagged: West Papua
11 Jun 2019

In June 2019, TAPOL and Jubi made a written submission to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. The Commons Select Committee has opened up an inquiry into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Global Media Freedom. TAPOL and Jubi's submission highlighted the current state of media freedom in West Papua in particular.

Tagged: Democracy, Freedom of Expression, West Papua
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