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Judge stays Vanuatu Speaker’s move

Vanuatu Supreme Court judge, Justice Oliver Saksak, has granted a stay on the vacation of 19 seats in the country’s parliament. On Tuesday the Speaker of Parliament, Gracia Shadrack, declared the seats of the Prime Minister Bob Loughman and 18…
West Papuan churches call for UN to come to Papua

The West Papua Council of Churches has called on the United Nations to intervene in what it describes as a humanitarian tragedy in Indonesia’s Papua region. This comes amid more violence in the highlands of Papua province, with two school…
West Papua: Indonesian terror attacks force 1,000 people to flee

More than 1,000 West Papuan civilian refugees have fled from the Intan Jaya region to the forest since 15 February 2021, escaping from the Indonesian military and terrorist police brutality. The Indonesian state has stepped up its terror campaign against…
Papua New Guinea – Dealing with a Triple Crisis

This publication is the sixth in the current series of PNG Economic Updates. It has two principal aimsFirst, it analyzes the key recent developments in Papua New Guinea’s economy and places these in a longer-term and global context. Second, the…

The head of the Papuan People’s Assembly says it has rejected Indonesia’s plans on special autonomy for his region. Indonesia’s government is seeking to extend the Papuan provinces’ Special Autonomy Law which expires this year after two decades. Special Autonomy…
In Exile, an Icon of the West Papuan Independence Struggle Fades

Benny Wenda has been a fierce advocate for the West Papuan cause. Why is it, then, that the proclamation of his presidency has been met with marked skepticism within West Papua? By Leon Langdon, The Diplomat In December 2020, Benny Wenda told TIME…

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Indonesia’s former coloniser, the Netherlands, has become the 83rd international state calling for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to be allowed into West Papua. Following questions posed by parliamentarians from seven Dutch political parties,…