Self-Determination

Aug 28, 2019

West Papua: Protests Spotlight Demand for Independence Referendum

One week after the violent suppression of demonstrations in the region, protesters gathered once again on Monday in order to denounce racism and reiterate demands for self-determination. While West Papuan leaders are willing to engage in peaceful dialogue, the Indonesian government has been ramping up its efforts to violently suppress the independence movement, imposing an internet lockdown and deploying...

Aug 28, 2019

West Papua: Protests Spotlight Demand for Independence...

One week after the violent suppression of demonstrations in the region, protesters gathered once again on Monday in order to denounce racism and reiterate demands for self-determination. While West Papuan...

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Aug 27, 2019

East Turkestan: Ilham Tohti Finalist for the Vaclav...

Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur scholar who has been serving a life sentence in Chinese prison since 2014, has been chosen as a finalist for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize. Being a finalist for the prize, which...

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Aug 26, 2019

Guam Prepares for Largest March for Self-Determination...

The CHamoru, the indigenous inhabitants of the US-ruled island of Guam, are planning a demonstration to advance their claim of self-determination. Since the 1980s, the population of Guam has been confronted...

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Aug 26, 2019

Australia Watches Bougainvilleans Prepare for...

The inhabitants of Bougainville, the main island of the homonymous autonomous region also known as ‘North Solomons’, are set to vote on a referendum that will most likely result in their independence...

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Aug 23, 2019

West Papua: Indonesia Ramps Up Efforts to Violently...

Against the backdrop of ongoing demonstrations by West Papuans, whose demands for a independence referendum have become increasingly vocal, Indonesian authorities have stepped up its efforts to quell the...

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Aug 21, 2019

Taiwan: US Agrees to Sale of Military Jets

The sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan would contribute to Taiwan’s ability to defend its own airspace as a legitimate political actor, improving regional security. This will grow in importance...

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Aug 07, 2019

West Papua: Pacific Islands Unified in Condemnation...

As the human rights situation in West Papua is worsening, solidarity with West-Papuans is growing as there have been changes in leadership in several pacific countries. During a meeting between foreign...

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Aug 02, 2019

Crimean Tatars: Russia Violates Major International...

According to a recent report prepared by human rights defenders, Russia has committed major violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), one of the most widely ratified...

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