There is a new wave of political support growing for West Papua’s legal right to self determination. People writing to their MP’s really does work. Thanks to everyone who has been emailing their politicians asking them to support West Papua’s legal right to self-determination. International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP) is happy to announce seven.
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.
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.
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.