New signatory to the Westminster declaration for an internationally supervised vote in West Papua.

Tomker Netvunei MP Vanuatu Parliament, RMC, Vanuatu has become the latest government official to sign the Westminster Declaration and call for an internationally supervised vote on independence for West Papua.

Tomker Netvunei MP, centre of picture

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.

Westminster Declaration

Westminster 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:

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