About us

Herman Wainggai is West Papuan Self-determination leader and the official West Papuan Representative to the United Nations and the United States government. Visit his page and read his incredible story!

The West Papuan Human Rights Center WPHRC was established in 2019, by a group of American-Melanesia Academics and human rights activists in Washington, D. C, and Virginia to support the efforts of the West Papuan Mission to the US and the United Nations and to monitor the ongoing crisis in West Papua.


The center aims to raise awareness and educate the United States on the West Papuan inalienable rights in regard to self-determination and full independence with international law and the United Nations resolutions. In concert, the center campaigns for protecting human rights and advocates for the rule of law in accordance with international standards.

Location & Hours

Washington, DC

We are located in Northern Virginia, United States right next to Washington DC. We are open Monday to Saturday, but you can reach us anytime online via email, Facebook, or Twitter.


Monday to Saturday – 8: 00 am to 6:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

ONLINE – 24 hours by 7 days a week
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