Asian Legal Rights Centre: INDONESIA: Freedom of expression in Papua and West Papua

West Papua Action Network

Date: September 18, 2014

Document id:ALRC-COS-27-15-2014
Speaker: Mr. Budi Tjahjono
HRC section: Item 3, General Debate

A Joint Oral Statement to the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from 23 NGOs

INDONESIA: Freedom of expression in Papua and West Papua

Mr. President,

Franciscans International and VIVAT International in coalition with 16 international and national organizations would like to draw the Council’s attention to the still unresolved issue regarding the freedom of expression in the provinces of Papua and West Papua in Indonesia. In 2013, the Human Rights Committee in its concluding observation requested Indonesia to take the necessary steps to ensure that any restrictions to the freedom of expression fully comply with the strict requirements of (…) the Covenant (on Civil and Political Rights).[1] The request for a visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression has been postponed since last year.

We would…

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