A One Day Conference - WEST PAPUA UPDATE

by EM News November 26, 2010
The visit of Prime Minister Julia Gillard to Indonesia from 1st to 2nd November 2010 put under the spotlight indigenous Papuans being tortured by Indonesian Security Forces on two videos that have circulated widely, and the Indonesian government has admitted they are real. The Military Court in Jayapura (Papua) sentenced several soldiers to just a few months in prison, instead of the Human Rights Court trying this case.

Event details

When

November 29, 2010
from 03:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Where

Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Mackie Bldg, Room 114 Arundel St, Forest Lodge The University of Sydney

Contact Name

Eko Waluyo and Prof Peter King

Contact Phone

+61416809107

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Meanwhile the Indonesian armed forces chief, Admiral Agus Suhartono, has announced a new military operation in the highlands of West Papua, the scene of much violence in recent years.

Indonesian Solidarity and the West Papua Project at the University of Sydney are collaborating to present a One Day Conference Update on Human Rights in West Papua and Security Sector Reform, plus a new collection of photos from West Papua.

Speakers :

  • Prof Peter King, the University of Sydney
    Political dialogue between Jakarta and Papua: prospects for and obstacles
  • Muso Sombuk, the University of Papua, Jayapura
    Democratisation, Decentralisation and Natural Resources Management in Papua--Case Study of the Freeport Copper and Gold Mine
  • Rusdi Marpaung, the human rights Jakarta-based group, Imparsial
    Security Sector Reform under President Yudhoyono
  • Edio Gueterres, Dili – Timor Lorosae
    The experience of international human rights campaigns in Timor Lorosae
  • Cammelia Webb-Gannon, Ph D student at CPACS, the University of Sydney Social Justice for Papua: Aspirations of the West Papuan Global Diaspora
  • Dupito Simamora, Indonesian Embassy, Canberra Government policy to address social issues in Papua
  • Budi Hernawan, a former director of Catholic Human Rights NGO in West Papua
    What is the condition of Human Rights in West Papua under the democratic elected government of President Yudhoyono?
  • Lee Rhiannon, Senator from the Green Party
    How can the Australian government assist West Papua’s cause?
  • Yusuf Sawaki is a director of the Center of Endangered Languages Documentation
    How the state should play a role in protecting the local cultures and languages as part of Papuan identity