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Popular Participation since the Special Autonomy Law for the Province of Papua came into effect

Popular Participation since the Special Autonomy Law for the Province of Papua came into effect


Conference “Autonomy for Papua – Opportunity or Illusion?”, 04-05.06.2003

by Simon Patrice Morin

Since the Law on Special Autonomy for the Province of Papua, Law No. 21/2001 came into effect on January 1, 2002, its acceptance by both the Papuan people and Indonesian Government officials as a solution to the long-standing conflict between Jakarta and Papua has been far from convincing. It is never an easy task to gain support for a new idea. To obtain popular support and hence ... read more

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Documentation of relevant legal provisions on Papua’s Special Autonomy

Documentation of relevant legal provisions on Papua’s Special Autonomy


Conference “Autonomy for Papua – Opportunity or Illusion?”, 04-05 June 2003

Selected relevant provisions from the Broad Outlines of State Policy (GBHN) 1999-2004, the Law No. 21/2001 on Special Autonomy for the Province of Papua, the Law No. 45/1999 on the on the Establishment of the Province of Central Irian Jaya, the Province of West Irian Jaya etc. and the Presidential Instruction No. 1/2003 on the Acceleration of the Implementation of Law No. 45/1999

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I. Relevant Provisions from ... read more

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Welcome Speech by H. E. Mr. Rahardjo Jamtomo, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, on the Conference on Special Autonomy in the Province of Papua, Berlin 4-5 June, 2003

Welcome Speech by H. E. Mr. Rahardjo Jamtomo, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, on the Conference on Special Autonomy in the Province of Papua, Berlin 4-5 June, 2003


Conference “Autonomy for Papua – Opportunity or Illusion?”, 04-05 June 2003

Distinguished Guests,
Dear Friends,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

it is indeed an honor for me to be invited and to address this distinguished gathering at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. However, allow me to convey this welcome speech and some opening remarks for the conference in my absence. At the outset I would like to apologize for not being able to participate in the conference on Special Autonomy for Papua, as had been ... read more

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Key elements of the Law on Special Autonomy for the Province of Papua

Key elements of the Law on Special Autonomy for the Province of Papua


Conference “Autonomy for Papua – Opportunity or Illusion?”, 04-05.06.2003

by Theo van den Broek

The original idea

It might be useful to recall that the offer of autonomy had been made by the Central Government in 1998, i.e. at the very beginning of increasing protests by the Papuan community, in order to counter their demand for freedom and independence. A similar proposal had been addressed to the Aceh Province, another province in the Indonesian Republic which is looked at as a ... read more

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Territorial Autonomy: A possible solution of self-determination conflicts?

Territorial Autonomy: A possible solution of self-determination conflicts?


Conference “Autonomy for Papua – Opportunity or Illusion?”, 04-05.06.2003

by Hans-Joachim Heintze

History provides many examples of conflict situations where a disgruntled, territorially concentrated minority has demanded statehood on the basis of the right to self-determination.1 The typical reaction of the concerned State is the rejection of this claim, very often enforced by military power which in many cases results in a tragic and bloody war. This experience has led to increased debates about peaceful solutions of ... read more

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Local government in Indonesia. The case of Papua

Local government in Indonesia. The case of Papua


Conference “Autonomy for Papua – Opportunity or Illusion?”, 04-05 June 2003

Local government in Indonesia. The case of Papua

by Harun Alrasid

The era of reform and the Law on Regional Government

On May 21st, 1998, after 32 years in power, President Soeharto, stepped down and the ‘New Order’ era was succeeded by the so-called ‘Era of Reform’. In line with the spirit of reform was that with regard to local government the New Order legislation, i.e. Law No. 5/1974, ... read more

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Human Rights in Papua: An overview

Human Rights in Papua: An overview


Conference “Autonomy for Papua – Opportunity or Illusion?”, 04-05.06.2003

by Neles Tebay

 

Introduction

I have been asked to present an overview on human rights in Papua. The presentation will be limited to the human rights situation before the approval of the Special Autonomy Law by the national Parliament, the DPR, in October 2001. I would like to begin with a quotation regarding human rights taken from the Elucidation of the Draft Law on Special Autonomy for the Province of Papua proposed ... read more

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Runder Tisch zu West Papua

Runder Tisch zu West Papua


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German version

Posted on 01:59 PM in Activities, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Round Table Talks on West Papua, June 2000, Past Events
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Round Table Talks on West Papua

Round Table Talks on West Papua


June 27th, 2000

Press Release by the West Papua Network for the round table talks on West Papua

Berlin, June 29th and 30th 2000

(Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Hackesche Höfe, Rosenthaler Str. 40-41)

The West Papua Network calls on the German government to appeal to the Indonesian government to take all measures necessary in order to prevent any further escalation of violence in West Papua (Irian Jaya), to substantially reduce the military forces in the region ... read more

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Zur Entwicklung in Papua: Interview des Magazins „Jurnal“ mit George Junus Aditjondro


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Indonesian version

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