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Aide-Mémoire, October 2011 - The Indonesian Government must ensure the Rule of Law (8 Nov 2011)
After the fall of the Suharto-Regime in 1998, Indonesia reoriented its human rights policies. Laws on human rights and human rights courts were passed, the national human rights commission was given additional powers and the Ministry of Justice was transformed into the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. At the UN-level, Indonesia became a party to both human rights covenants and signed a range of important conventions, such as the Convention against Torture. Through its membership in ASEAN, Indonesia has participated in setting up a transnational human rights commission. The government has also commenced human rights dialogues with foreign partners, including the EU, Norway and Switzerland.

Amnesty International: Government must act on Komnas HAM’s findings of human rights violations at Papuan Congress (8 Nov 2011)
Amnesty International- The Indonesian government must immediately act on the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission’s (Komnas HAM) findings that human rights violations were committed by Indonesian security forces at the Third Papuan Peoples’ Congress on 19 October 2011.

Komnas HAM lists the Abuses on participants at the third Papuan congress (5 Nov 2011)
Indonesia - One of the participants at last month’s Papuan People’s Congress was Marten Luther Norotao. He got slammed in the back of the head with a rifle butt. Then allegedly an officer forced the muzzle of his gun into his mouth and fired. As by a wonder, he survived when the police clamped down the event on Oct. 19., though the bullet shattered his teeth and came out through his cheek.

LP3BH: Police and army chiefs must be held responsible for attacks on Papuan Congress participants (4 Nov 2011)
West Papua Media Alerts - Statement by Yan Christian Warinussy, executive-director of LP3BH/Manokwari:The attack by members of the Indonesian Police/Polri and the Indonesian Army against participants at the Third Papuan People’s Congress on 19 October was a gross violations of human rights because it was perpetrated against ordinary civilians who were unarmed and were not involved in any acts of resistance.

Press Release - New Report Reveals Extent of Papua Human Rights Violations (3 Nov 2011)
Geneva, 3 November 2011 - NGOs meet in Geneva to address their concerns on the situation of Human Rights in Papua.