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.
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.