papua_student-protest_110502_420pxThe West Papua Declaration

We the undersigned recognise the inalienable right of the indigenous people of West Papua to self-determination, which was violated in the 1969 “Act of Free Choice”,
AND call upon our governments through the United Nations to put in place arrangements for the free exercise of that right
SO that the indigenous people of West Papua can decide democratically their own future in accordance with international standards of human rights, the principles of international law and the Charter of the United Nations.
International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP)


  1.  Benny Wenda (West Papua)
  2.  Lord Harries (UK)
  3.  Caroline Lucas MP, Green Party (UK)
  4.  Jeremy Corbyn MP and Leader of the Opposition, Labour (UK)
  5.  David Amess MP, Conservative (UK)
  6.  Ralph Regenvanu MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade (Vanuatu)
  7.  Powes Parkop MP, Social Democratic Party and Governor of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)
  8.  Abel David MP, Union Moderate Party (Vanuatu)
  9.  Lord Hylton (UK)
  10.  Eva-Britt Svensson MEP (Sweden)
  11. Leke van den Burg MEP, Social Democrat (The Netherlands)
  12. Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Australian Greens (Australia)
  13. Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Labour (UK) 
  14. Keith Vaz MP, Labour (UK)
  15. Peter Bottomley MP, Conservative (UK) 
  16. Bill Wiggin MP, Conservative (UK)
  17. Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone Conservative (UK)
  18. Edward Vaizey MP, Conservative (UK)
  19. Lord Kilclooney, Ulster Unionist Party (UK)
  20. Baroness Northover, Lib Dem (UK)
  21. Jean Lambert MEP, Green Party (UK) 
  22. Aileen Campbell MSP (Scotland) 
  23. Jamie Hepburn MSP (Scotland)
  24. Bill Kidd MSP (Scotland) 
  25. Linda Fabiani MSP (Scotland) 
  26. The Rt Revd John Pritchard, The Bishop of Oxford (UK) 
  27. Senator Dr Richard Di Natale, Leader of Australian Greens (Australia) 
  28. Diane Abbott MP and Shadow Home Secretary, Labour (UK)
  29.  David Martin MEP (UK)
  30. Gary Streeter MP, Conservative (UK)
  31. Eugenie Sage MP, Green (New Zealand)
  32.  Clare Curran MP, Labour (New Zealand)
  33. Senator Clare Moore (Australia)
  34.  Lord Collins of Highbury (UK)
  35. Jane Prentice MP (Australia)
  36. Nick Brown MP and Opposition Chief Whip (Commons), Labour (UK)
  37. Senator Bill Perkins, Senator (New York State), Democrat Party (USA)
  38. Claude Moraes MEP (UK)
  39. Senator Larissa Waters (Australia)
  40.  Alison Johnstone MSP (Scotland)
  41. Molly Scott Cato MEP (South West England and Gibraltar)
  42. Derick Rawcliff Manu’ari MP (People First Party, Soloman Islands)
  43. Andy Slaughter MP, Labour Party (UK)
  44. Christine Grahame MSP (Scotland)
  45. Cate Faehrmann, Green NSW MP (Australia)
  46. Anneliese Dodds MEP, Labour Party (UK)
  47. Neil Bibby MSP (Scotland)
  48. Jamie Parker MP, Australian Greens (Australia)
  49. Elizabeth May MP, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (Canada)
  50. Louisa Wall MP, Labour Party (New Zealand)
  51. Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens (Australia)
  52. Adrian Rurawhe MP, Labour Party (New Zealand)
  53. J.S. Voordewind MP, ChristenUnie (The Netherlands)
  54. Tommy Sheppard MP, SNP (UK)
  55. Moses Nagamootoo MP (Guyana)
  56. Keith Scott MP (Guyana)
  57. Rupert Roopnaraine MP Minister of Education (Guyana)
  58. Kieran McAnulty, Labour (New Zealand)
  59. Carmel Sepuloni MP, Labour (New Zealand)
  60. Louisa Wall MP, Labour (New Zealand)
  61. Aupito William Sio MP, Labour (New Zealand)
  62. Adrian Rurawhe MP, Labour (New Zealand)
  63. Poto Williams MP, Labour (New Zealand)
  64. Jenny Salesa MP, Labour (New Zealand)
  65. Gareth Hughes MP, Green Party (New Zealand)
  66. Jan Logie MP, Green Party (New Zealand) 
  67. Marama Davidson MP, Green Party (New Zealand)
  68. Eugenie Sage MP, Green Party (New Zealand)
  69. Golriz Ghahraman.MP, Green Party (New Zealand)
  70. Chloe Swarbrick MP, Green Party (New Zealand) 

Signatories (Former Parliamentarians)

  1. Andrew Smith MP, Labour (UK)
  2. John Battle MP, Labour (UK)
  3. Chief Reuben Ishmael VP, ‘Shepherds Alliance’ (Vanuatu)
  4. Moana Carcasses Kalosil, Prime Minister (Vanuatu)
  5. Senator Bob Brown, Australian Greens (Australia)
  6. Michael Foster MP, Labour (UK)
  7. Betty Williams MP, Labour (UK)
  8. Jeanette Fitzsimons, Green Party (New Zealand)
  9. Keith Locke, Green Party Leader (New Zealand)
  10. Catherine Delahunty MP, Green Party (New Zealand)
  11. Dr Russel Norman MP, Co-Leader Green Party (New Zealand)
  12. Lord Avebury, Lib Dem (UK)
  13. Patrick J. Kennedy, Member of Congress (USA)
  14. Ondrej Liska MP, Minister of Education (Czech Republic)
  15. Katerina Jacques MP (Czech Republic)
  16. Přemysl Rabas MP (Czech Republic)
  17. Maryan Street MP, Labour (New Zealand)
  18. Pascal Prince MP, Deputy of the Jurassian Parliament (Switzerland)
  19. Greg Barber MP, Australian Greens (Australia)
  20. Stephen Williams MP, Lib Dem (UK)
  21. Jamie Maxton-Graham MP (PNG)
  22. Boka Kondra MP (PNG)
  23. Satu Hassi MEP, Green Party (Finland)
  24. Christine Milne, Australian Greens (Australia)
  25. Senator Urko Aiartza (Basque Country)
  26. Denise Roche MP, Green (New Zealand)
  27. Dr. Kennedy Graham MP, Green (New Zealand)
  28. Laurie Ferguson MP (Australia)
  29. Senator John Madigan (Australia)
  30. Inaki Irazabalbeitia Fernandez MEP (The Basque Country)
  31. Steffan Browning MP (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand)
  32. Jean Urquhart MSP (Scotland)
  33. Marco Biagi MSP (Scotland)
  34. Danielle Auroi, Chairwoman of The European Affairs Committee (France)  
  35. Melissa Parke MP (Australia)
  36. Gary Juffa, Governor of Oro Province (PNG)
  37. Metiria Turei MP (Coleader Green Party, New Zealand)
  38. Mojo Mathers MP (Green Party, New Zealand)
  39. Billy Gordon MP (Australia)
  40. Senator Lee Rhiannon (Australia)
  41. Rob Pyne MP (Australia)
  42. Senator Scott Ludlam Deputy Leader of Australian Greens (Australia)
  43. Stewart Maxwell MSP (Scotland)
  44. Natalie McGarry MP, Independent (UK)
  45. Natalie Bennett, Former Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales (UK)
  46. Harry van Bommel MP, SP (The Netherlands)
  47. Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins MP, Democratic Labour Party (Australia)
  48. Toeolesulusulu Cedric Schuster (Samoa)