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The $100bn gold mine and the West Papuans who say they are counting the cost | Susan Schulman and Kate Hodal | Global development | The Guardian

'This summer, Dutch human rights law firm Prakken D’Oliveira submitted a formal legal complaint against Indonesia to the UN Human Rights Council, accusing the government of “long-term, widespread and systematic human rights violations” and the “complete denial of the right to self-determination of the people of West-Papua”. '

'Later this year, West Papua is expected to be granted full membership of the Melanesian Spearhood Group, an important sub-regional coalition of countries including Fiji, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. '

'Majority-owned by the American mining firm Freeport McMoRan, Grasberg is now Indonesia’s biggest taxpayer, with reserves worth an estimated $100bn (£80bn). '

'Freeport has never been implicated in any human rights abuses allegedly committed by the Indonesian military in Papua. '

'Elsewhere on its website, the company says: “We are committed to respecting human rights. '

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