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.
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.