Human rights abuses have continued to be a serious issue in Indonesia’s eastern provinces of Papua and West Papua. Amnesty International recorded at least 56 cases of suspected unlawful killings by the police, security and military forces between February 2019 and August 2021.
Unlawful killings are not the only human rights violations occurring in Papua. Violations to the rights of freedom of expression and assembly, restriction to media freedom , the arrest of prisoners of conscience, and excessive use of force by the security forces have all been documented by Amnesty and other human rights groups.
Join a panel of experts including lawyer and human rights defender Veronica Koman and Amnesty International Indonesia director Usman Hamid for an update on the situation in Papua and Australia’s role in addressing the human rights abuses.
Usman Hamid – Amnesty International Indonesia National Director
Veronica Koman – Human rights defender and lawyer
Dr Richard Chauvel – Asia Institute, University of Melbourne
Rosa Javiera – West Papua human rights defender
Moderated by Tim O’Connor – Amnesty International Australia Campaigns Manager