On 3rd May 2016, Government representatives from around the world met in Westminster to declare their support for an internationally supervised vote on self-determination for the people of West Papua.

If you are an elected Government representative please add your name to support the declaration.

westminsterdec4Westminster Declaration for an Internationally Supervised Vote in West Papua

We the undersigned Members of Parliament:

I.
Declare that continued human rights violations in West Papua are unacceptable.

II.
Warn that without international action the West Papuan people risk extinction.

III.
Reiterate the right of the people of West Papua to genuine self-determination.

IV.
Declare the 1969 ‘Act of Free Choice’ to be a gross violation of this principle.

V.
Call for an internationally supervised vote on self-determination in accordance
with UN General Assembly Resolutions 1514 and 1541 (XV).

 

Signatories:

      1. Benny Wenda, United Liberation Movement for West Papua
      2. The Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, PM of Tonga
      3. The Hon. Bruno Leignkone, Minsiter of Foreign Affairs, Vanuatu
      4. The Hon. Ralph Regenvanu, Minister for Lands, Vanuatu
      5. Gary Juffa, Governor of the Northern Province, Papua New Guinea
      6. Ambassador Rex Horoi, Special Envoy on West Papua, signing on behalf of The Hon Manasseh Sogavare, PM of the Solomon Islands
      7. Lord Alton, UK House of Lords
      8. Lord Harries, UK House of Lords and former Bishop of Oxford
      9. The Rt Hon Andrew Smith MP, UK Parliament
      10. Alan Whitehead MP, UK Parliament
      11. Nick Brown MP, UK Parliament
      12. Caroline Lucas, MP, UK Parliament
      13. Senator Richard Di Natale, Leader of the Australian Greens
      14. Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Parliament
      15. Senator Robert Simms, Australian Parliament
      16. Senator Frances Bedford, Australian Parliament
      17. Bart Staes, MEP, Belgium
      18. Catherine Delahunty MP, New Zealand
      19. Deputy Prime Minister Joe Natuman of Vanuatu
      20. Dr Rupert Roopnaraine MP, Minister of Education Guyana