Forest Politics and Climate Litigation: The Case of Tanah Papua

Relevant Global Findings On 22nd May 2023, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published their new findings stating that climate change has caused over two million deaths and US$4.3 trillion in economic losses over the past fifty years, highlighting the fact that the most vulnerable and impoverished countries have suffered the most. A few weeks later, […]

„All the Birds are Gone“– Indigenous women’s rights in Papua

The year 2021 could have marked a changing point for West Papua’s[1] future as the Special Autonomy Law dating from 2001 expired and therefore new regulations regarding the status of West Papua’s indigenous people in Indonesian law had to be decided upon. Unfortunately, repression from military and state police were reinforced early on before possible […]

West Papua and the Stop Ecocide Campaign

The indigenous peoples around the world are living in harmony with nature and often see their livelihood destroyed for profit from timber, mining or otherwise. “You have ate my body. Which part that you have not eaten?” Mama Yosepa Alomang, an elderly woman of the Amungme tribe in the Indonesian province Papua cried out to […]