UN rejected a petition for West Papua self determination
signed by over 1.7 million West Papuans.
The Act of free Choice, 1969, was a violation of the right of self-determination held by the West Papuan peoples under international law and does not justify Indonesian sovereignty over West Papua. Indonesia’s presence in West Papua is illegal and that this illegality is the basis for continuing conflict in West Papua.
with international law, to settle finally the international status of West Papua.
Independence for West Papua would be the restoration of Papuan sovereignty and not a violation of Indonesia’s territorial integrity.
Melinda Janki has analyzed the adherence to international law in the transferral of sovereignty over Papua from the Dutch to Indonesia in the 1960’s.
She says that under this process, Indonesia was obliged to grant an act of self-determination.
But Ms Janki argues that 1969’s so-called Act of Free Choice didn’t meet international standards of self-determination.
Indonesia has strong support among other countries for its claim to Papua, and insists the 1969 referendum finalized its territorial claim to Papua.
But Ms Janki told Johnny Blades that the process around the referendum clearly lacked legitimacy.
We stand with people of black descent in West Papua.
Its time for Africa is to speak her descendants.
Every descendant of Africa has a right to enjoy freedoms and flourish wherever he or she might be.
Join us in spreading the word about systematic brutality being carried out by Indonesia in West Papua.
Foreign media and humanitarian organizations are blocked from visiting West Papua.
Indonesia government halted the fundraiser for victims of Earthquake in Papua New Guinea when it was struck by this disaster.
Increasing racial segregation in West Papua and marginalization of Papuans in both Health and Education sector is meant to chain West Papuans into yokes of poverty and disease.
Over a hundred children died of malnutrition and chicken pox yet West Papua is a gold mine.
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