Maire Leadbeater

Marie Leadbeater is the author of See No Evil: New Zealand's Betrayal of the People of West Papua, published by Otago University Press in 2018. As a human rights activist, she has campaigned for justice in West Papua and East Timor. Marie was born in Christchurch in 1945.

Sep 4, 2019

NZ must learn the lessons of East Timor, and break our silence on West Papua

Let us not again wait to speak out only to uncover the horrors later.

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Feb 22, 2019

How NZ decking timber choices compound a human rights crisis in West Papua

A ban on kwila would send a signal that NZ is serious about protecting our planet, its ancient forests and the people whose lives depend on them

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Jul 9, 2018

The Monday Extract: New Zealand's disgraceful role in the 'slow genocide' of West Papua

A new study by human rights activist Marie Leadbeater looks at New Zealand's reluctance to do anything to halt the crimes against humanity in our Pacific neighbor, West Papua.

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