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


Autonomy for Papua – Opportunity or Illusion?


Papers presented at the conference

“Autonomy for Papua – Opportunity or Illusion?”,

June 4th and 5th 2003,

Berlin, Germany

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Table of Contents

published by:
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
Jl. Kemang Selatan IX No. 1A & 1B
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Watch Indonesia!
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West-Papua Netzwek
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The conference “Autonomy for Papua – Opportunity or Illusion?”, held on June 4th and 5th 2003 at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Berlin, Germany, was jointly organised by: West-Papua Netzwerk (Postfach 201963, 42219 Wuppertal), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Godesberger Allee 149, 53170 Bonn), Watch Indonesia! (Planufer 92d, 10967 Berlin), Deutsche Kommission Justitia et Pax (Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 9, 53113 Bonn), Vereinte Evangelische Mission (Rudolfstr. 137, 42285 Wuppertal), Menschenrechtsreferat des Diakonischen Werkes der EKD (Postfach 101142, 70010 Stuttgart), Misereor (Mozartstr. 9, 52064 Aachen), missio Aachen (Postfach 101248, 52012 Aachen) and Missionszentrale der Franziskaner (Albertus-Magnus-Str. 39, 53177 Bonn), with financial support by: Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst EED (ABP), Evangelische Kirche im Rheinland, Evangelische Kirche von Westfalen and Katholischer Fonds für weltkirchliche und entwicklungsbezogene Bildungs- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit.

Table of Contents

Erwin Schweisshelm

Siegfried Zöllner

Welcome Speech
H. E. Ambassador Rahardjo Jamtomo

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

Local government in Indonesia. The case of Papua
Harun Alrasid

Key elements of the Law on Special Autonomy for the Province of Papua
Theo van den Broek

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

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

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

Human Rights in Papua: An overview
Neles Tebay

Human Rights in Papua – some remarks
John Rumbiak

Résumé – looking ahead
Siegfried Zöllner

Concluding Statement

Documentation of relevant legal provisions in Indonesian and English

Published by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the West-Papua-Network and Watch Indonesia! Spring 2004

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