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.
Strong words from the EU Commission This Monday, in answer to various questions posed by MEP and IPWP Vice Chair, President Carles Puigdemont, Vice-President and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, stated that ‘The EU encourages Indonesia to allow the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit.
On October 8, 2021, the Basque Parliament passed a motion of support with the West Papuan struggle. The resolution notes that, ‘over 500,000 people have died in a genocide against the indigenous population,’ denounces human rights violations against West Papuans, and calls for a UN visit to the territory. The motion was proposed by member.