Human Rights Settlement Needs Central Government’s Policy



Jayapura, Jubi – The chief representative of the National Human Rights Commission in Papua, Frits Ramandey, said on Thursday (10/12/2015) that resolution to human rights cases cannot be delegated to the local government, saying policies need to come from the central government.

He said based on the commission’s record, 22 operations resulted in human rights violations, while 9 incidents of human rights violations occurred in the reform era since the implementation of special autonomy.
“Therefore what should be solved by the state is some cases that have been a concern of the international community, because if it’s allowed to happen, the target wasn’t the perpetrator but the State, and needs to remember that Papua has political vulnerabilities and the human rights issues have implications towards the political condition in Papua,” he said.

Ramandey said the cases must be prioritized by the central government are Wasior case and Wamena case that occurred in the reform era, Uncen case, Biak case, Paniai case and the cases of land reform. He added with the president’s attention, those case should be resolved immediately, if the State will be in complicated position and under pressure of the international community.

“The theme of current human rights celemberation is “Our Rights Our Freedom”. It is chosen to give enough space to the State to embrace its citizens and to resolve the cases of violence,” he said.


Earlier, the Papua Governor Lukas Enembe appealed the entire government officials to create development policy on human rights basis. “Development should involve and has value to the community,” said Enembe. (Alexander Loen/rom)

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