West Papua and International Law, Sunday 26 July : 2-4pm, DFAIT Office, Federal Republic of West Papua, Docklands

26th July 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FRWP Open Day, 26 July 2015

WEST PAPUA AND THE INTERNATIONAL LAW: WHERE TO NOW WE’RE A MEMBER OF THE MELANESIAN SPEARHEAD GROUP?

Open Day, West Papua Rent Collective
SUNDAY 26 JULY 2015: 2-4pm

DFAIT (Federal Republic of West Papua)
Suite 211, 838 Collins St, Docklands (Victoria)

 

SPEAKERS
EMMA KING The New York Agreement (1962-1969)
ANDREW JOHNSON Is West Papua still a UN Trust Territory?
ANNETTE CULLEY Indonesia and Territorial Integrity
SAVANNAH THATCHER Photo-journal report from the Melanesian Spearhead Group Summit in Honiara (Solomon Islands)
JACOB RUMBIAK Directions for West Papua now we are a member of an international organisation
MASTER OF CEREMONIES Ricky Rumbiak

 

EMMA KING has a legal-studies background and has been a social-justice/human rights activist for twenty-five years, primarily in Darwin, but lately from Castlemaine.

ANDREW JOHNSON has been studying legal issues pertaining to West Papua for two decades, blogs his research findings, and runs a huge online information library at http://colonywestpapua.info/

ANNETTE CULLEY has been a librarian since she was seventeen, working at the Aeronatauical Research Laboratory in Fishmerman’s Bend, the State Electricity Commission’s Herman Research Laboratory, and Caritas Christie Hospice. Her interest in West Papua was sparked by her reading of The People of the Valley by Wyn Sargent forty years ago.

SAVANNAH THATCHER recently graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Journalism, and works in media production. She has just returned from Honiara where she covered the Melanesian Spearhead Group Summit.

JACOB RUMBIAK is the Minister for Foreign Affairs (FRWP). He has just returned from the Melanesia Spearhead Group Summit in the Solomon Islands, where as an Executive of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua he oversaw West Papua accorded diplomatic status in the international arena.

RICKY RUMBIAK was one of six young West Papuans brought to study in Victoria in 2003 by the Australia West Papua Association (Victoria) and the Religious Sisters of Mercy in Ballarat. He has just returned from Darwin where he spoke at the Freedom Forum on West Papua’s story as an Indonesian colony

 

4pm AFTERNOON TEA Dapur Sampari (FRWP Women’s Office)
Sweet/Savoury Pikelets, East Timor Coffee, Darjeeling Tea (small gold coin donation)

 

Oceania Interrupted, 2, Sangeeta Singh 1Photo: Sangeeta Singh

From Oceania Interrupted’s ‘Empowering Collective Action’ series.

(Oceania Interrupted is an Auckland-based collective of Maori and Pacific women committed to undertaking public interventions to raise awareness about issues that affect Pacific Islanders, including West Papua’s struggle for independence).

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