UK Government becomes 82nd state demanding UN access to West Papua

In a major victory for the ULMWP, the British Government has stated its support for a visit to West Papua by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Commissioner’s visit, a key demand of international states, would lead to an evidence-based report on the human rights situation in West Papua. Responding to a question […]

UN Responds after Indonesia arrests own law-makers in new crack-down

Eighty-four Papuans were arrested for ‘treason’ on November 17, 2020, in Merauke, as Indonesia moves to crush dissent in illegally occupied West Papua. Civil unrest is growing over Jakarta’s proposed extension of the failed 2001 ‘Special Autonomy’ law, set to expire on January 1, 2021. Those arrested included staff members and advisors of the Papuan People’s Assembly […]

OPEN LETTER FROM THE GARIFUNA COMMUNITY RESIDING OVERSEAS

International Garifuna Council Est. 2019 1720 Lincoln Ave Suite #3 San Rafael, CA 94901 garinagugac@gmail.com   OPEN LETTER FROM THE GARIFUNA COMMUNITY RESIDING OVERSEAS. We, the Garifuna community in the diaspora demand an immediate end to the surge in attacks brought this year upon our Garifuna communities in Honduras. We demand the swift investigation of […]

STATEMENT BY SOUTHERN AFRICAN JOURNALISTS AND POLITICAL ACTORS ON FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS

STATEMENT BY SOUTHERN AFRICAN JOURNALISTS AND POLITICAL ACTORS ON FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS Fundamental human rights such as freedom of expression and access to information have come under attack by governments across the region in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.As governments respond to the pandemic,numerous restrictions are placed on citizens; limiting their movements and ability to […]

Emergency Alert on Humanitarian Crisis and the Need for UN Intervention to West Papua Now

Emergency Alert on Humanitarian Crisis and the Need for UN Intervention to West Papua Now Since the 19th August anti-racism protest in West Papua there continues to be increase escalation of the military and police violence against civilians particularly against the indigenous West Papuans students, youths, women and men. On the 17th of September the […]

GPAN Statement on Human Rights Violations in West Papua

 GPAN STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN WEST PAPUA DATED: 16/09/2019 Global Pan Africanism Network (GPAN) strongly condemns arrests of Papuan Activists by Indonesian security forces in an attempt to cover up the black genocide in West Papua. Indonesia has displayed aggression towards West Papua and even went ahead to launch a military warfare against Indigenous people […]

West Papua Rights groups: Indonesian military is burning our villages

  The Indonesia military is carrying out acts of violence and terror against an innocent and unarmed population, say West Papuan activists. In an alleged attempt to cover up its actions, Jakarta has expelled foreign journalists from its provinces of Papua and West Papua, continuing a long history of isolating the region from the outside world. It […]