West Papuan Refugees in Papua New Guinea: On the Way to Citizenship?

Author/s (editor/s):

Jenny Munro

Publication year:

2016

Publication type:

In Brief

In the context of increasing efforts from Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities to register West Papuan refugees and provide citizenship status, this In Brief flags some of the relevant historical context and reflects on current challenges. As Papua New Guineans including Oro Province Governor Gary Juffa have suggested, citizenship is not sufficient to improve West Papuan refugees’ living conditions.

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