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A Tall Order: Free and Fair Elections

A Tall Order: Free and Fair Elections

While people talk about political parties and the usual predictions of who will be the prime minister, there’s very little open debate about the role and responsibilities of the Election Commission of Thailand. ...

Yan Christian Warinussy: statement on draft autonomy law for West Papua

Yan Christian Warinussy: statement on draft autonomy law for West Papua

The provincial administration of West Papua is at present discussing the draft of a law for the Land of Papua which would be 'identical' with Law 21/2001 on Special Autonomy for the province of Papua. ...

Building Peace in South Thailand

Building Peace in South Thailand

On Feb 28, 2013, the government of Thailand signed an agreement with the insurgent group Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) in Kuala Lumpur, which was witnessed by senior members of Malaysia’s government. The agreemen ...

Dialogue and Spin: Genocide on Australia’s doorstep, the West Papuan Story

Dialogue and Spin: Genocide on Australia’s doorstep, the West Papuan Story

July of 1969 was a big month. Whilst the ‘civilized’ world was focused on the deployment of three men to the moon, Indonesia was finalizing steps to wrest control of the territory of West Papua from the United Na ...

Stop the systematic suppression of Papuan cultural identity

Stop the systematic suppression of Papuan cultural identity

Papuan activists and scholars have called on the government to allow the use of the region’s traditional symbols and stop prosecuting locals who promote them. ...