March 6, 2014

Vanuatu PM speaks out for West Papua at UN again

The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Moana Carcasses called for international action on West Papua at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva today. Following on from his speech at the UN last September, Mr Carcasses focused his speech on the “chronic human rights challenges that has affected the … peoples of West Papua since.

October 13, 2013

All Party Parliamentary Group for West Papua re-launches

We are delighted to announce the re-launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group for West Papua. Comprised of British MPs drawn from every political party, this group will hold regular meetings, discussing the political status of West Papua. The All Parliamentary Group for West Papua is chaired by  Rt. Hon Andrew Smith, Labour MP and founder.

October 10, 2013

Things not ‘getting better’ for West Papuans

IPWP co-founder Benny Wenda has written this article for UK newspaper The Guardian in response to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recent claims that the situation in West Papua is improving. Ever since West Papua was annexed and colonised by Indonesia in 1969 through a referendum ironically called the Act of Free Choice (we call.

September 29, 2013

Vanuatu calls for UN probe of rights abuses in West Papua

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, Moana Kalosil Carcasses, a founding member of International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP), today called on the United Nations to appoint a Special Representative to investigate alleged human rights abuses in the Papuan provinces of Indonesia and their political status, declaring that the West Papuans have been.