Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of Indonesia

submitted March 2022


Human Rights Council
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of Indonesia
4th cycle (7-18 November 2022)

United_Nations_Human_Rights_Council_LogoJoint Stakeholders’ Submission by:
Watch Indonesia! e.V.
West Papua Network (WPN)

I. Introduction

  1. This stakeholder report is a joint submission by Watch Indonesia! and the West Papua Network (Westpapua-Netzwerk, WPN). The report highlights key concerns, trends and significant developments in the human rights situation in Indonesia including a particular focus on the region West Papua between June 2017 and March 2022 in the following areas: torture, maltreatment and enforced disappearances; extra-judicial or arbitrary executions; freedom of expression and peaceful assembly; the role of the military in West Papua; women’s rights; human rights defenders and West Papua; and indigenous peoples. This report will conclude with a set of recommendations.
  2. Watch Indonesia! is a Berlin based human rights NGO working since 1991 to address human rights, democracy and environmental issues in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. It has been actively engaged in doing lobby and advocacy work in Germany, at the EU and the UN level together with its local, national and international partners.
  3. The West Papua Network has been monitoring and documenting the human rights and conflict situation, the legal and institutional framework in Indonesia and has been supporting a peaceful solution to the long lasting conflict in West Papua for more than 25 years. It operates jointly with other organisations in the International Coalition for Papua (ICP).

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