A Governor of Papua Forms a Legal Team, Advocacy for Justice, Democracy and Human Rights

goodmorningpapua.com – A Papuan Provincial Government (Pemprov) has formed a Papuan Governor Legal and Advocacy Team for Democratic Justice and Human Rights in Papua.

The main team consists of a chairman, Saor Siagian and two members, Stefanus Roy Rening and Usman Hamid. In working, the team will recruit a body of workers drawn from experts and people of integrity.

An Acting Head of the General and Protocol Bureau of the Papua Provincial Government, Elpius Hugi explained that the legal team works under the coordinator of the Papua Regional Secretary and will carry out daily tasks in coordination with the Papua Provincial Government Legal Bureau.

“This is is a big team, the Papua Provincial Government Team. When the legal team needs which agency to coordinate, it remains under the coordination of the legal bureau to coordinate it,” said Elpius who accompanied the Papua Governor’s Legal and Advocacy Team for Democratic Justice and Human Rights in Papua during a press statement at the Papua Governor’s Office, Jayapura City, Papua. , Friday, February 25, 2022.

A head of the Papuan Governor’s Legal and Advocacy Team for Justice, Democracy and Human Rights in Papua, Saor Siagian, explained that the governor had ever formed a Humanitarian Team for the Violence of Religious Figures in Intan Jaya, particularly concerning with the murder of Pastor Yeremia Zanambani.

“Then, in 2019, the Governor of Papua also proposed a special regional regulation (perdasus) to resolve cases of human rights violations in Papua. We will encourage follow-up to that policy. So that victims can get justice, including maintaining institutional reforms, both TNI and Polri, as well as guarantees that cases of violence in Papua will not be repeated,” said Saor Siagian.

Saor Siagian also said that the legal team was also concerned about the pressure or threat of criminalization from certain officials against the Papuan governor. “We will push for legal protection and security guarantees. This is a state of law and democracy, there should be no abuse of the power of any institution in this country,” he explained.

One of the members of the Legal and Advocacy Team for the Governor of Papua for Democratic Justice and Human Rights in Papua, Stefanus Roy Rening explained, the formation of this team will provide legal assistance, information or clarification to every agency related to legal issues, as well as legal politics on the ground. Papuans.

“It is especially in the framework of special autonomy policies and the protection of the rights of indigenous Papuans (OAP). It is possible that we will also take steps to advocate for litigation and non-litigation laws,” explained Stefanus Roy Rening.

When reading the press release on the formation of this team, Usman Hamid explained, the Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe formed this team based on Law Number 2 of 2021 concerning the Second Amendment to Law Number 21 of 2001 concerning Special Autonomy for Papua.

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