International Parliamentarians for West Papua: European and Pacific action on human rights abuses in West Papua

Crawford School of Public Policy | ANU Pacific Institute
Image by Siobhan McDonnell

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 03 August 2022


Molonglo Theatre and online via Zoom


The Chair of the IPWP, The Hon Alex Sobel MP (Labor Party, UK), Co-chair of the IPWP, The Hon Ralph Regenvanu (Opposition Leader, Vanuatu), Member of the IPWP, Mr Benny Wenda (President of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua).


Siobhan McDonnell

In 2019 the Leaders of the Pacific Island Forum, including Australia, called for the Office of the United Nations Human Rights Commission to conduct an independent investigation into the human rights situation in Indigenous West Papua. Since 2019 permission for this visit has not been granted by the Indonesian government. This seminar will focus on the European, Pacific and West Papuan efforts to progress international attention of human rights abuses that are taking place in West Papua, including the large-scale displacement of around 70-80,000 people.

The event will take place in person at the Molonglo Theatre, as well as online via Zoom. Register here for the Zoom link or use the button on the right hand side to register for the in person event.

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