1) Mappi declares state of emergency over dengue
Nether Dharma Somba, thejakartapost.com, Jakarta | Archipelago | Wed, February 10 2016, 8:45 PM -
The Mappi administration in Papua has declared an extraordinary situation (KLB) status over a dengue outbreak. From November 2015 to February this year, the administration recorded 12 people who tested positive for dengue and this is the highest number of cases ever experienced in the regency.——————————————
2) WEST PAPUAN SELF-DETERMINATION: NEW INDIGENOUS RIGHTS OR OLD-FASHIONED GENOCIDE?
by CATHERINE J. IORNS MAGALLANES
FOR the Sake of Present and Future Generations: Essays on International Law, Crime and Justice in Honour of Roger Clark, edited by Suzannah Linton, Gerry Simpson & William Schabas, pp237-259 (Leiden, Brill, 2015)
This paper addresses the adverse effects of Indonesia’s takeover of West Papua. The author examines the human rights and environmental abuses occurring in West Papua, along with the lack of international effort to aid the people of this nation. The author accepts the increasing international awareness of this issue, along with the political, legal and practical difficulties in advancing the West Papuan, but writes to remind us of the plight of the Papuans. This paper suggests that the claims of severe human rights violations in West Papua are extremely important for the international community to address.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: Indigenous rights, human rights, West Papua
JEL Classification: K00, K30, K39
Published by Victoria University of Wellington – Faculty of Law