UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on West Papua

The UK-based All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on West Papua bring together over ten MPs from parties across the UK’s political spectrum.

The APPG works to coordinate Parliamentary pressure on the UK government over its support for Indonesia’s occupation of West Papua. On May 8, 2019, for example, APPG members organised and spoke in a debate on West Papuan human rights and self-determination in the House of Commons.

Current members of the APPG include:

  • Alex Sobel MP (Labour) (Chair)
  • Anneliese Dodds MP (Labour) (Treasurer)
  • Lord Harries of Pentregarth (Vice Chair)
  • John Howell MP (Conservative) (Vice Chair)
  • Dr Alan Whitehead MP (Labour) (Vice Chair)
  • Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP (Labour) (Vice Chair)
  • Caroline Lucas MP (Green) (Vice Chair)
  • Jonathan Edwards MP (Plaid Cymru)
  • Catherine West MP (Labour)
  • Robert Courts MP (Conservative)
  • Lord Lexden (Conservative)
  • Martyn Day MP (SNP)

The APPG was originally founded in 2008 by Benny Wenda and Andrew Smith MP, and following a few quiet years, was re-established in 2015.

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