May 29, 2022 Last Updated 7:57 AM, May 27, 2022

Human Rights

Accomplices in atrocity

The mass killings of 1965-66 in Indonesia were international, not just local, events - and the US played an important role

I'm still here

Forty-five years later, survivors are telling their stories about their suffering in detention 

Survival through slavery

Suspected communists who survived the killings of 1965-66 in South Sulawesi spent the next 20 years working for the military in an isolated jungle camp

The Papua dilemma

Personal reflections on an ongoing challenge

Negotiating the past and looking to the future

Meaningful dialogue about the future of Papua requires that Indonesians and Papuans honestly address the past

West Papua 40 years on

Reflecting on the Act of Free Choice and the integration of West Papua into Indonesia

A violation of international law

Indonesia’s claim to sovereignty over West Papua rests upon an unsound legal basis

Fauzi Abdullah (1949-2009)

Indonesian labour activists are mourning the passing of a great man

When money rules over voice

Regional autonomy and spatial planning in Bandung benefits the elite

Land, ethnicity and politics

Direct local elections have led to new developments in the struggle for land rights in East Kalimantan

Too precious to mine

Central Java farmers refuse to get stuck in cement

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

The trouble with oil palm

Conflicts between villagers and plantation companies in Sumatra are still unresolved

The right to choose

Indonesian activists keep fighting to have abortion decriminalised

Genocide and demographic transformation in Papua

A response to Jim Elmslie and Stuart Upton

Not just another disaster

Papuan claims of genocide deserve to be taken seriously

A disaster, but not genocide

Migration has caused many problems in Papua, but it is not part of a genocidal master plan

Not just a piece of paper

The state’s requirements for marriage registration disadvantage poor rural women

A man on a mission

From the highlands of Papua to exile in England, Benny Wenda is a leader of his people

Winning a battle, losing the war

Drug users in Indonesia are made vulnerable by current drug laws

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