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SWP has raised the issue of the unlawful transfer of West Papua to Indonesia. Please find the milestones of the lawsuit below.

January 25, 2018
On November 8, 2017, Prof. dr. Pieter Joost Drooglever died at the age of 76 in Zoetermeer.
A papua delegation was present at his funeral to pay him the last honor. His research into the manipulated state of affairs in the plebiscite in West Papua in 1969, Prof. dr. Drooglever recorded in his book "An act of free choice". Now Prof. Drooglever is deceased an important witness expert has fallen away. We will consider how we continue our case.

April 3, 2017
Due to planning-problems, the hearing will now be scheduled for late summer or early 2018.

Januari 5, 2017
Following the reply of the State, the court issued an interim ruling; a hearing with both parties will be inserted somewhere this summer.

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Research by Professor Pieter Drooglever

General Assembly resolution 2504 - 19 Nov 1969 Agreement between RI and NL concerning West Papua.
General Assembly resolution 1514 - 14 Dec 1960 Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.

Indonesia and West Papua
NRC - Sept 18, 2017 Nicolaas Jouwe passed away on September 16, 2017 at the age of 93.
JakartaGlobe - May 10, 2015 Jokowi: Freedom of press in West Papua. Seeing is believing.
Human Rights Watch - Oct 20, 2014 Jokowi should address the serious human rights problems in West Papua.
The Canbarra Times - Oct 19, 2014 Jokowi: "I want to give special attention to West Papua".
dSDeStandaard - June 7, 2014 (non English newspaper article) Papuas forgotten war.