Indigenous Peoples

West Papua at the United Nations

Our Working Group on Human rights in West Papua has compiled official documents of the UN Human Rights mechanisms related to West Papua since 2008. This document includes an analysis of the UN recommendations to Indonesia regarding human right situation in West Papua.

Through this compilation, it has become clear that the human right situation has barely changed and has in fact worsen.

Strengthening our commitment and support to West Papuans, the aim of this document is to raise awareness among the international community, provide a tool for advocacy and empower West Papua human rights defenders.

Despite the efforts of Indonesian authorities, the human rights situations in West Papua remains outrageous and demands greater national and international attention.

Our main concerns are:

  • Cases of arbitrary arrests, excessive use of forces by authorities and torture
  • Violation of Freedom of expression and peaceful assembly
  • Violations of right to food, right to health and right to land
  • Systemic discrimination against West Papuans

The high rate of impunity fuels the systematic human rights abuses mentioned here and beyond.

The survival of West Papuans is at stake.

Click here to download the compilation: GHR-WP