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The Bougainville Referendum Arrangements: Origins,Shaping and Implementation Part One: Origins and Shaping

Regan, Anthony


The Bougainville Peace Agreement (the BPA) is a complex agreement, produced by a succession of compromises made during more than two years of often intense negotiations (June 1999 to August 2001), directed towards permanently ending a deeply divisive violent conflict and generally referred to in Bougainville as ‘the crisis’. This paper discusses the origins and development of the Bougainvillean demands for inclusion of provision on a referendum on independence in the BPA, and how a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2018
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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