Komnas HAM conducted a survey in Papua to build human rights center

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The Indonesian National Human Rights Commission's Pusdahamnas team conducted a survey at Cenderawasih University, Jayapura, Papua and was also attended by a number of parties – komnashan.go.id

Jakarta, Jubi – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) conducted a survey to map human rights resources in Jayapura on June 15-16, 2022, as part of the plan to establish the National Human Rights Resource Center (Pusdahamnas).

Pusdahamnas is planned to become a reference in the management and utilization of human rights resources, increase human rights awareness of state apparatus and the public, and support evidence-based human rights decision-making.

The survey was led by Komnas HAM Commissioner Sandra Moniaga and coordinated by the Head of the Bureau for the Advancement of Human Rights Mimin Dwi Hartono.

Komnas HAM with the support of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and the Ministry of Finance is developing Pusdahamnas as one of the national priority programs starting this year,” said Sandra, as quoted by Antara.

In the middle of the survey, Sandra observed that the reality of human rights issues in Indonesia, especially in Papua, is quite complex. Even so, she is optimistic that cooperative and enthusiastic efforts to manage human rights data will become an important element in the promotion and protection of human rights.

“We are optimistic that there is enthusiasm and hope from the parties in Papua for the development of Pusdahamnas. The challenge is how Komnas HAM ensures all important notes from them are actually accommodated in the final blueprint for Pusdahamnas development,” said Sandra.

She also invited all parties in Papua to always work together to uphold human rights. “Let’s continue to work together. The issue of human rights in Indonesia is quite complex and for Papua, it is even more complex,” Sandra said.

This survey was carried out by Komnas HAM together with the Faculty of Law of Cenderawasih University, and supported by a number of parties, namely the Center for Law and Human Rights Studies of Cenderawasih University, the Center for Constitutional and Human Rights Studies of the Umel Mandiri School of Law (STIH), the Papua Legal Aid Institute, and the Papuan Human Rights Advocates Association (PAHAM), the Democratic Alliance for Papua (ALDP), KontraS Papua, the Papuan Village Children Foundation (Yadupa), the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), the Independent Journalists Alliance (AJI) Jayapura, and the Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago (AMAN) Papua.

The Komnas HAM’s Pusdahamnas team is currently conducting a survey in 34 provinces online and offline to ensure a participatory development process. (*)

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