Policy & Papers

The Practice of Torture: Business As Usual in Papua


This policy paper, based on a research conducted by the Institution for Research and Advocacy of Human Rights (ELSHAM) Papua, Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) and TAPOL, documents acts of torture and inhuman treatment in Papua from the 1960’s to the present. Based on 18 case studies of torture (from both male and female victims in Biak, Jayapura, Manokwari, Sorong, Fakfak and Paniai regions), this paper contributes to the record of torture and large scale human rights violations that are yet to be addressed by the government of Indonesia.

The paper also include conclusion and recommendation to the government of Papua and the Parliament of Papua, the Indonesian Government and the International community to promote accountability and prevent Torture in Papua.