Self-Determination

Aug 26, 2019

Australia Watches Bougainvilleans Prepare for Referendum on Independence

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 from Papua New Guinea. The vote, which will take place in November, marks the culmination of the peace efforts that followed the island’s 10-year struggle against the central power. In...

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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Jul 26, 2019

Hmong: Suffering of the Hmong Highlighted During...

On 15 July 2019, the Captive Nations Summit was held in Washington D.C. to recognize peoples suffering under the oppression of communist and other totalitarian regimes. It provided US policy-makers...

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Jul 24, 2019

West Papua: Members of UK House of Lords Condemn...

Eight members of the House of Lords – the upper house of the UK Parliament – have called on the UK Foreign Secretary to take a strong stand against the severe restrictions on the freedom of...

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Jul 23, 2019

Balochistan: Activists Raise Freedom Slogans During...

During a recent address of the Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, in the United States, Baloch activists raised slogans demanding freedom for Balochistan. The Baloch have continuously highlighted the...

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