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The Competing Perceptions of Jakarta and Papua1 towards the Special Autonomy Law

Farneubun, Petrus K.; Korwa, Johni R.V.


The historical roots of special autonomy in Papua can be traced back to two major events. The first was a meeting of 100 Papuan representatives with President Habibie in Jakarta on 26 February 1999, and the second was the 2nd Papuan Congress held in Jayapura city from 29 May to 4 June 2000. In both events, Papuans expressed their demand for political independence. In response, the central government granted special autonomy through the enactment of Law No. 2½001 (Special Autonomy Law). Although...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2020
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f5a020ead7e9
Access Rights: Open Access


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