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Foreword


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

With its more than 17,000 islands stretching over some 5,000 kilometres, the Republic of Indonesia comprises a multitude of socially and culturally diverse regions with different historical experiences. Preserving Indonesia as a unitary state is a difficult and permanent task in nation-building. With the fall of Suharto in 1998, chances arose that the concept of Indonesian national unity be understood not only as territorial integrity but as the unity of ... read more

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Introduction

Introduction


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

 by Siegfried Zöllner on behalf of the publishers

Background

After the fall of Suharto in May 1998, his successor President B.J. Habibie initiated a number of reforms to tackle the numerous problems of the world’s fourth most populous nation. One key element was the launching of a decentralisation programme, which President Habibie, as someone familiar with German federalism, considered as an important part of the restructuring process. With Law No. ... read more

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Conference „Autonomy for Papua. Opportunity or Illusion?”, Berlin, June 4th-5th, 2003

Conference „Autonomy for Papua. Opportunity or Illusion?”, Berlin, June 4th-5th, 2003


Media Release, 05 June 2003

From June 4th to June 5th, 2003, the Conference „Autonomy for Papua. Opportunity or Illusion?” took place in Berlin. The Conference was jointly organised by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Westpapua Network, Watch Indonesia!, the German Commission Justice and Peace, the United Evangelical Mission, the Human Rights Desk of the Diakonisches Werk, Misereor, missio Aachen and the Missionszentrale der Franziskaner. Participants came from Indonesia, Germany and other countries and comprised representatives from civil society organisations (NGOs, ... read more

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Concluding statement

Concluding statement


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

From June 4th to June 5th, 2003, the Conference „Autonomy for Papua. Opportunity or Illusion?” was held in Berlin. The Conference was jointly organised by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Westpapua Network, Watch Indonesia!, the German Commission Justice and Peace, the United Evangelical Mission, the Human Rights Desk of the Diakonisches Werk, Misereor, missio Aachen and the Missionszentrale der Franziskaner. Participants came from Indonesia, Germany and other countries and comprised ... read more

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Résumé – looking ahead

Résumé – looking ahead


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

 by Siegfried Zöllner on behalf of the publishers

1. German political representatives have been made aware that committed groups in German civil society, that are closely observing the political situation in Indonesia in general and in Papua and Aceh in particular, are prepared to take action and expect the German Government to provide support for an improvement of the human rights situation and to a peaceful resolution of ... read more

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Programs to Improve the Quality of Education and Health in Papua under the Special Autonomy

Programs to Improve the Quality of Education and Health in Papua under the Special Autonomy


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

by Agustina Iwanggin Tanamal

Introduction

The development process in Papua from one political regime to another has evolved very slowly which basically made Papua the most abandoned province in Indonesia. The Papuans live in various ecosystems, spread from the highlands to the lowlands, including the swamps and estuaries areas, each with different social system. These diversities require a special development policy or program. In general, barriers to the involvement of ... read more

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Social and economic changes in Papua since the Law on Special Autonomy came into effect

Social and economic changes in Papua since the Law on Special Autonomy came into effect


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

by Agus Sumule

Introduction

One of the reasons for the introduction of the Law on Special Autonomy for the Province of Papua was the fact that there has been a wide gap between Papua and other provinces in Indonesia in terms of socio-economic development. Being one of the richest provinces in Indonesia in terms of natural resources, the Province of Papua has been exploited since its integration into the Republic of Indonesia ... read more

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Human Rights in Papua – some remarks

Human Rights in Papua – some remarks


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

by John Rumbiak

In response to Papuans’ increasingly visible and vocal demands for independence in the post-Suharto period, there have been a series of initiatives aimed at resolving the four-decades-old conflict in Papua peacefully. The first of these efforts was the 1999 National Dialogue on Irian Jaya, a process of dialogue with Terms of Reference signed by Indonesia’s State Secretary and Papuan representatives. Due to a lack of political will on ... read more

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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

Content

 
I. Relevant Provisions from ... read more

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