Since gaining control of West Papua on 1st May 1963, the Republic of Indonesia
has been conducting campaigns of murder, theft, and oppression.
In the months before gaining control, Indonesia pressed the Australian
government to deport West Papuan students for
unspoken purpose, and on taking control imposed
Martial law conditions with mobile police
patrolling the streets with automatic weapons.
In September, Indonesia declared the territory was being quarantined and access
restricted to government approved visitors,
and two years later began admitting that it has been
killing indigenous citizens of the territory and their leaders.
Massacres such as in Biak in 1970 and
in 1996 have been an on-going and tragic theme.
And each month there are more non-judicial killings, political arrests, and
other oppressions of West Papuan human rights.
The systematic Indonesian murder and oppression of the West Papuan people was
studied and found to constitute genocide in the Yale Law School paper
"Indonesian Human Rights Abuses in West Papua: Application of the Law of Genocide to the History of Indonesian Control"
published in 2004.
A subsequent Sydney University paper
"Genocide in West Papua? - University of Sydney"
also considered whether the Indonesian transmigration program, the spread of
HIV/AIDS, and other factors are contributing to a program of genocide.
Under international law the members of the United Nations do not own, and
therefore can not trade colonies or non-self-governing territories.
Under the Charter of the United Nations, non-self-governing
territories such as West New Guinea (West Papua) are the beneficaries of a
trust; a trusteeship described in either Chapter XI or in
Chapters XII and XIII of the Charter.
In the case of West New Guinea (West Papua) the UN General Assembly in December
1950 agreed in resolution 448 that the Netherlands was subject to the
obligations of the "scared trust" which is declared in
UN Charter Chapter XII, article 73.
Twelve years later in September 1962 the UN General Assembly in resolution 1752
decided to approve an agreement that made the United Nations the new trustee
of West New Guinea (West Papua) for benefit of the people of West Papua;
which is the type of trusteeship declared in article 85 and
Chapters XII and XIII of the
Charter of the United Nations.
The problem and reason that the United Nations is ignoring suffering, looting,
and hundreds of thousands of deaths in West New Guinea / West Papua is because
the new UN Secretary General did not tell the Trusteeship Council by means of
its agenda, about the General Assembly decision, resolution 1752.