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Discussion about the current situation in West Papua

Discussion about the current situation in West Papua


 

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Berlin – Wednesday, 11. December 2019 – 6:30 pm – Watch Indonesia! e.V., Urbanstr. 114, 10967 Berlin

For more than 50 years there has been political unrest in West Papua. Triggered by racial discrimination and attacks on Papuan students in several Javanese cities the conflict reached a new level of escalation in mid-August 2019, entailing severe state repression and horizontal conflicts.
They are the worst escalations of violence in West Papua since the fall of the military dictatorship under President ... read more

Posted on 12:47 PM in Activities, democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua, Regional Conflicts
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URGENT ACTION: Indonesian Security Forces use treason laws to restrict rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in West Papua

URGENT ACTION: Indonesian Security Forces use treason laws to restrict rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in West Papua


TAPOL, Franciscans International, International Coalition for Papua, Watch Indonesia!, West Papua Netzwerk and Geneva for Human Rights Global Training would like to draw your attention to the cases of the violation of the rights to freedom of opinion and expression as well as the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association of the members of West Papua National Committee (Komite Nasional Papua Barat – KNPB) in Mimika Regency, Papua Province, (1) Indonesia. We ... read more

Posted on 11:36 PM in joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua, Position Papers, Publications, Regional Conflicts
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RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector

RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector


November 12, 2018. Open Statement

read as PDF: www.watchindonesia.org/wp-content/uploads/Declaracion-con-firmas-ENG.pdf

During its 14 years of existence, RSPO – the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – has failed to live up to its claim of „transforming” the industrial palm oil production sector into a so-called „sustainable” one. In reality, the RSPO has been used by the palm oil industry to greenwash corporate destruction and human rights abuses, while it continues to expand business, forest destruction and profits.

RSPO presents itself to the public ... read more

Posted on 12:46 AM in Agro Fuels, joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Position Papers, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Den inneren Frieden bewahren

Den inneren Frieden bewahren


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Posted on 01:44 AM in Aceh, Human Rights, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Papua, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Society & Religion, Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Indonesian billionaire using ‘shadow companies’ to clear forest for palm oil, report alleges

Indonesian billionaire using ‘shadow companies’ to clear forest for palm oil, report alleges


Mongabay, 11 April 2018

news.mongabay.com/2018/04/indonesian-billionaire-using-shadow-companies-to-clear-forest-for-palm-oil-report-alleges

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  • Two plantation companies linked to Anthoni Salim, Indonesia’s third-richest man, are deforesting a peat swamp in Borneo, according to new research by Aidenvironment.
  • In response to the findings, Citigroup said it was cancelling all lending agreements with IndoAgri, the Salim Group’s agribusiness arm.
  • The Salim Group was previously accused of being behind four companies at the forefront of illegal oil palm expansion in Indonesia’s Papua region, employing a complex network ... read more

Posted on 01:27 AM in Agro Fuels, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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RSPO Principles and Criteria Draft (v2)

RSPO Principles and Criteria Draft (v2)


July 16, 2018

Dear RSPO Members and Consumer Goods Manufacturing Companies:

We are writing to you regarding the proposed revisions to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles & Criteria (P&C). The second draft was released recently for public consultation, ending on August 4, 2018.

The undersigned NGOs are concerned about existing deficiencies in the proposed requirements. Stronger reforms are needed to bring the P&C in line with the ‘no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation’ (NDPE) standards adopted by ... read more

Posted on 12:32 AM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Open Letters, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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20th Anniversary of the ‘Biak Massacre’, West Papua

20th Anniversary of the ‘Biak Massacre’, West Papua


 

 

London, New York, Berlin, Wuppertal, Geneva, 6 July 2018

Joint Statement of Solidarity

 20th Anniversary of the ‘Biak Massacre’, West Papua

Today – July 6, 2018 – we stand in solidarity with the people of West Papua in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the torture, rape, killing and disappearances of many children, women and men who gathered near a water tower by Biak Port in West Papua for a peaceful protest against the Indonesian Government.

On July 6 1998, the Indonesian ... read more

Posted on 03:42 AM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua, Press Releases, Publications
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Watch Indonesia! – ein Land zwischen Traumstränden und Konflikten

Watch Indonesia! – ein Land zwischen Traumstränden und Konflikten


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Posted on 11:36 PM in Aceh, democracy, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Elections & Political Parties, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Papua, Press Freedom, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Society & Religion, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Menschenrechtslage in Papua nach 20 Jahren ‚Reformasi’: keine Gerechtigkeit für die Opfer und weitere Isolation

Menschenrechtslage in Papua nach 20 Jahren ‚Reformasi’: keine Gerechtigkeit für die Opfer und weitere Isolation


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Posted on 02:32 AM in Activities, Visitor Programmes, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Papua, Press Freedom, Publications, Regional Conflicts
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So predictable but still unstoppable?

So predictable but still unstoppable?


In the spotlight, January 05, 2018

by Yvonne Kunz

 

Oil palm plantations seem to be a pest to Indonesian forests. Sumatra and Kalimantan are already plastered with vast plantations, islands that used to be vastly covered by forests. Research on the ecological and socio-economic impacts of this transformation has been conducted for years and years. While results are often complex and not always finding a common answer, data for the affected regions at the same time reveal ... read more

Posted on 01:17 AM in "In the Spotlight", Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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