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Displaced and Disempowered: Military expansionism at the cost of civilian lives

05 October 2023

This report asks several questions about the spread of conflict in West Papua. The report also identifies the drivers of militarisation including increasing numbers of security force posts and bases allowing access to business opportunities, a deepening military role in ‘counter-terror’ operations, and looks at recent initiatives to stop conflict.

West Papua 2022 Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Assembly Full Report

10 May 2023

West Papua in 2022 has seen increasing clampdowns on freedom of assembly and expression, including increasing arrests, clamping down on demonstrations, and the harassment or worse of people seeking to uphold and defend rights, particularly human right defenders and the media.

The Military's Role in Food Estate Plans

02 November 2022

This second report will focus more on one particularly troubling aspect of the Food Estate project – the role that the military and Ministry of Defence (MoD) have assumed in the management of Food Estates. Again, although the MoD’s Food Estate plans have national scope, the analysis will concentrate on West Papua, which is already the most militarised part of Indonesia.

West Papua 2021 Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Assembly Full Report

21 October 2022

Criminalisation, collusion and broken promises have been the main issues in regard to the state of freedom of expression and assembly in and related to West Papua in 2021. After an unusual year affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns across the world, there has been renewed pressure from the Indonesian government which has criminalised, imprisoned and intimidated activists who have spoken out on West Papua-related issues, with increasing numbers of arrests and increasing incidents of police and militias acting together.

Pandemic Power-Grabs: Who benefits from Food Estates in West Papua?

29 April 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, the Indonesian Government proposed to establish ‘Food Estates’: massive expansions of agricultural land spanning millions of hectares of land across Indonesia, including West Papua, and producing a variety of crops. The Government’s reasons were that it wanted to anticipate a food security crisis caused by the pandemic. However, this report shows that there were other motivations.

Human Rights and Militarism in West Papua 2017 - 2022

31 March 2022

Joint Stakeholders' Submission for the Universal Periodic Review (Fourth Cycle) of the Republic of Indonesia the 41st Session UPR Working Group (November 2022)This submission is made to the OHCHR by TAPOL and Bersatu untuk Kebenaran (BUK; United for Truth). TAPOL is a UK-based NGO formed in 1973 that promotes human rights, peace and democracy in Indonesia. BUK is a West Papuan grassroots organisation founded in Biak in 2008 by West Papuan survivors of violence. It seeks to build the capacity of victims and victims’ groups so that they can campaign for their rights, and the rights of their...

West Papua 2020 Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Assembly Full Report

16 September 2021

Peaceful demonstrators, student activists, West Papuan and Indonesian political activist groups, human rights lawyers and defenders and individual civilians experienced extreme repression for their involvement in peaceful demonstrations and meetings which occured in 2020 in West Papua and outside West Papua.

New report details numerous violations by PT Freeport Indonesia in West Papua

17 December 2020

Indigenous tribes such as the Kamoro and the Amungme have been claiming their communities have been afflicted with poverty, violence and mostly environmental degradation since the Grasberg mine operated by PT Freeport Indonesia began its activities 48 years ago. Turning the spotlight again on this critical issue, the ICP, together with the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), the Initiative Action for Ecology and Peoples' Emancipation (AEER), the Center for Study, Documentation and Advocacy on Peoples' Rights (PUSAKA), Friends of the Earth Papua (WALHI Papua), the Lokataru Law and Human...

THE 2019 WEST PAPUA UPRISING: FULL REPORT

30 September 2020

THE 2019 WEST PAPUA UPRISING: FULL REPORTLondon, 30 September 2020TAPOL, in collaboration with human rights lawyer Veronica Koman, has today published an extensive report on the 2019 West Papua Uprising ('the Uprising') on the anniversary of its last day in 2019. The written report is supplemented with a short video.The report, summarised in an executive summary, is a compilation of analyses and stories focusing on the human rights violations committed during the Uprising, including the racism which triggered it and the impunity which its perpetrators have enjoyed. The report shows that...

GERAKAN WEST PAPUA MELAWAN 2019: LAPORAN LENGKAP

30 September 2020

GERAKAN WEST PAPUA MELAWAN 2019: LAPORAN LENGKAPLondon, 30 September 2020TAPOL, bekerjasama dengan pengacara hak asasi manusia (HAM) Veronica Koman, hari ini meluncurkan laporan lengkap tentang Gerakan West Papua Melawan 2019 (“Gerakan Melawan”) pada peringatan setahun hari terakhir di 2019. Laporan tertulis dilengkapi dengan video pendek.Laporan ini, diringkas ke dalam ringkasan eksekutif, sebuah kompilasi dari berbagai analisis dan kejadian yang berfokus pada pelanggaran HAM yang dilakukan selama Gerakan Melawan, termasuk rasisme yang menjadi pemicu dan impunitas yang dinikmati oleh para...

THE 2019 WEST PAPUA UPRISING: FULL REPORT

30 September 2020

THE 2019 WEST PAPUA UPRISING: FULL REPORTLondon, 30 September 2020TAPOL, in collaboration with human rights lawyer Veronica Koman, has today published an extensive report on the 2019 West Papua Uprising ('the Uprising') on the anniversary of its last day in 2019. The written report is supplemented with a short video.The report, summarised in an executive summary, is a compilation of analyses and stories focusing on the human rights violations committed during the Uprising, including the racism which triggered it and the impunity which its perpetrators have enjoyed. The report shows that...

West Papua 2019 Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Assembly Report by TAPOL

12 August 2020

Between August and September 2019, students, political activists and civilians held mass demonstrations in West Papua, and in Indonesia, against racism and in favour of West Papuan self-determination. These events, collectively known as the ‘West Papua Uprising’ were triggered by racism from state security ser- vices and nationalist groups directed against West Papuan students in Java during August 2019. This led to an exodus of West Papuan students who returned from other provinces in Indonesia to West Papua.The Indonesian Government responded to the West Papua Uprising by deploying more...

Joint West Papua report details deterioration in the last two years

27 September 2017

More than 40 organisations in West Papua, Jakarta and worldwide have brought their analysis on the human rights and conflict situation in West Papua together. The executive summary of the 218-pages report explains how several human rights standards have deteriorated over the last two years. The report is compiled by the International Coalition for Papua (ICP) and the German Westpapua-Netzwerk (WPN). The years 2015 and 2016 were characterized by a significant aggravation of the human rights situation in West Papua compared to previous years. Reports by local human rights defenders describe an...

A Historic Choice: West Papua, Human Rights, and Pacific Diplomacy at the Pacific Islands Forum and Melanesian Spearhead Group

23 September 2016

A new report by Dr. Jason Macleod, Rosa Moiwend and Jasmine Pilbrow analyses political developments and human rights violations in West Papua by the Indonesian state in response to the West Papuan people's aspirations for self-determination. It covers the period between January 2014, when a delegation of Melanesian Spearhead Group Foreign Ministers' visited the territory, and 15 July 2016, the day after Melanesian Spearhead Group Special Leaders meet in Honiara and decided to defer a decision on the United Liberation Movement for West Papua's application for full membership. 

Rising voices, rising arrests: A look at West Papua in 2015

24 June 2016

A new report by Papuans Behind Bars (PBB) exposes the Indonesian government’s increased use of arbitrary arrests to shut down protests in West Papua in 2015. The 28-page report ‘Rising voices, rising arrests: A look at West Papua in 2015’ exposes how freedom of expression and assembly in the region remains severely restricted. Based on data and testimonies collected and verified by PBB, the report shows that 1083 Papuans were arrested arbitrarily across Indonesia in 2015. This represents the highest number of arbitrary arrests documented in a single year since comprehensive records began in...

Briefing Paper: Penangkapan bernuansa politik di Papua Barat dari 2012 – 2014

17 December 2015

Laporan ini memberikan analisa umum terhadap tahanan politik di Papua Barat dari tahun 2012 sampai 2014. Tercakup juga analisis tren dalam pelanggaran HAM yang berhubungan dengan penahanan politik tersebut.Analisa kami menunjukkan bahwa dalam periode tiga tahun, kebanyakan yang dihukum telah ditahan karena keikutsertaan mereka dalam demonstrasi atau aksi-aksi tanpa kekerasan. Tahun 2013 merupakan tahun yang buruk, dengan angka yang mencapai kepada 548 penahanan. Data juga menunjukkan bahwa yang ditahan merupakan 95% laki-laki.Dakwaan Makar (Pasal 106 dari Hukum Pidana) dan konspirasi untuk...

Briefing Paper: Political arrests in West Papua from 2012-2014

17 December 2015

This briefing paper provides an analytical overview of data on political arrests in West Papua from 2012 to 2014. It includes analysis of emerging trends in human rights violations associated with these political arrests.Our analysis shows that during the three-year period of this report, the majority of those detained were arrested because of their participation in demonstrations or other types of peaceful political activity. 2013 was a particularly bad year, with a record high of 548 arrests. The data also showed that most of those detained were male (95%).Charges of treason (Article 106 of...

The Practice of Torture: Business As Usual in Papua

07 October 2015

The Practice of Torture: Business As Usual in PapuaThe case studies in this report provide but a small example of the much broader patterns of violations that have occurred and which continue to take place until today in Papua. The cases demonstrate entrenched impunity for torture involving state actors. The Indonesian government has not demonstrated a serious commitment to recognize the truth about the widespread use of torture by state agents, prosecute perpetrators, prevent the recurrence of torture or other violations, and offer reparations to victims. Torture has become embedded in the...

Penyiksaan di Papua: Kekerasan Yang Terus Berlanjut

07 October 2015

Penyiksaan di Papua: Kekerasan Yang Terus BerlanjutStudi kasus dalam laporan ini menyuguhkan contoh kecil dari pola kekerasan yang telah terjadi dan terus berlanjut hingga masa kini di Papua. Kasus-kasus ini menunjukkan impunitas yang mendarah daging terkait pelaku kekerasan yang berasal dari aparat negara.Pemerintah Indonesia tidak menunjukkan komitmen serius untuk mengakui kebenaran tentang penggunaan tindakan penyiksaan meluas yang dilakukan oleh aparat negara, mengadili pelaku, mencegah terulangnya penyiksaan atau pelanggaran lainnya, dan menawarkan ganti rugi pada korb  

Seakan Kitorang Setengah Binatang

01 December 2014

Untuk download buku secara lengkap GRATIS silahkan klik disini   Masa Kecil Di Wamena dan Jayapura   KELUARGA FILEP KARMA adalah keluarga terpandang di Papua. Mereka berasal dari satu kampung sebelah utara Pulau Biak. Ayahnya, Andreas Karma, termasuk bupati paling populer di Papua. Andreas wakil bupati Jayapura pada 1968 hingga 1971. Lalu dia bupati Wamena pada 1970-an serta Serui pada 1980-an.   Pada 1979, pemuda Filep Karma, sesudah lulus sekolah menengah di Jayapura, belajar ilmu politik di Universitas Sebelas Maret, Solo, Pulau Jawa. Dia lulus 1987 dan bekerja sebagai pegawai negeri di...