This article was originally posted on the ULMWP website. A new network of MPs in support of West Papua was launched today (May 12, 2022) at the European Parliament in Brussels. At a meeting and press conference, the International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP) announced the formation of its new EU branch. The meeting, ‘West.
In a landmark intervention on February 1, the Dutch House of Representatives adopted a motion calling for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit West Papua and investigate the ongoing human rights abuses against indigenous Papuans. Last week, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House also held a public hearing on the issue,.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for West Papua held its Annual General Meeting on March 16th, the first time the group had been able to meet in person since the beginning of the Covid pandemic. The meeting was well-attended, and was Chaired by Alex Sobel, MP for Leeds North West. Sobel shared an update on.