Friday, March 7, 2014

March 2014 West Papua Report

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This edition's PERSPECTIVE is that of the U.S. Department of State regarding the state of human rights observance in West Papua. The assessment is drawn from the U.S. Department of State's annual human rights report regarding Indonesia. WPAT has extracted those elements in the report which focus on West Papua. and added commentary on the accuracy of the State Department's analysis. UPDATE notes a new report on the trafficking of Papuan children for forced conversion to Islam. Also of note is a call for Papuans to boycott this year's Indonesia parliamentary and presidential elections; ecological destruction and human rights abuse at a Papuan palm oil plantations and a seminar discussion of demographic change and political fragmentation in West Papua. In CHRONICLE: a report on Special Autonomy and public health in West Papua; a consideration of demographic trends in West Papua and the latest from Papuans Behind Bars.

Deforestation in West Papua.

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