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House of Lords (UK) debate on West Papua (8 Jan 2007)
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Booklet: Geneva Appeal on West Papua (18 May 2006)
Papuans are not allowed to uphold their identity in their own country. Indonesian military is omnipresent, they are aiming for their own economic gain and supress any protest in a violent way. Since 2002, the religious leaders of catholics, protestants, muslims, buddhists and hindus in Papua work together in the program ’Papua, land of Peace’. CMC, Cordaid, and Justitia et Pax established the Faith Based Network on West Papua as a support group for this program.

UN Expert Says Action Needed to Prevent Genocide in Several African Countries (27 Jan 2006)
Voice of America - A top U.N. official is warning that action must be taken to prevent conflicts in several African countries from turning into genocide. Juan Mendez tells VOA the situation is particularly dangerious in Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of Congo, northern Uganda, and Sudan's conflict-ridden province of Darfur.

Urgent Action: Two men jailed for flagraising (1 Sep 2005)
Amnesty International: Filep Karma, a former civil servant, and Yusak Pakage, a student, have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms for participating in a peaceful flag-raising ceremony in Abepura, Papua province, Indonesia. In May, Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage received jail sentences of 15 and 10 years respectively, on charges of treason and expressing hostility towards the state.

Human Rights Council, UPR mechanism (21 Nov 2004)
The following submission is made to the OHCHR by TAPOL and highlights various issues in support of human rights, paece and democracy in Indonesia. One example is the issue of "impunity" in which the submission recommends that the Human Rights Council (HRC) addresses four particular concerns in its review of Indonesia.