False Hope in Papua
Monday, 19 December 2022
Because it does not involve all of the main parties in the conflict, the Papuan humanitarian pause might come to nothing. A more inclusive dialogue is needed.
IT is a splendid name: the Papuan humanitarian pause. Will this latest agreement in Geneva, Switzerland, end the Papuan conflicts that have continued for more than half a century? Not so fast.
The agreement signed in Geneva on November 11, 2022, has three points: humanitarian assistance for civilians and displaced people in conflict regions, the provision of basic rights for detainees and convicts, and a halt to all forms of violence. All of the...
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