International Law

International Law refers to UN treaties, human rights law, norms and standards.

HRM Report “Destroy them first… discuss human rights later” exposes Indonesian military attacks on indigenous villages in West Papua

Human Rights Monitor’s latest 49-page report delves deep into Indonesian forces’ systematic attacks on indigenous West Papua villages, highlighting potential crimes against humanity. Satellite imagery reveals 206 destroyed buildings and the displacement of over 2,000 indigenous Ngalum locals. With international attention urgently needed, the report questions Indonesia’s compliance with international humanitarian law.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

As one of the two main international human rights treaties the ICCPR establishes the rights and freedoms for civil and political engagement such as the freedom of expression and assembly, prohibition of torture, extra-judicial killings or discrimination based on colour, sex or social origin.