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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
 
Database - Record for : Lincoln Agreement on Peace, Security and Development on Bougainville
Record 443

Country :

Papua New Guinea/Bougainville

Agreement Title/Name:
Lincoln Agreement on Peace, Security and Development on Bougainville
Year :
1998
Date Signed :

23 January 1998

Summary :

An agreement to a ?permanent and irrevocable ceasefire, and a framework for normalisation. Provided for a peace monitoring group, a transition to civilian policing, promotion of reconciliation, removal of bounties and free movement, amnesty to persons involved in ?crisis-related activities on all sides?, and cooperation for restoration and development. Provided for further Annexes to be add further detail.


Parties :
Papua New Guinea Govt, Bougainville Interim Govt, Bougainville Revolutionary Army, Bougainville Transitional Govt, Resistance
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Not Applicable
Governance/Democratic Inst :
8. Reconciliation: the parties agree to free and democratic elections to elect Bougainville Reconciliation Govt
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
10. grants amnesty to persons involved in crisis-related activities on all sides, and will recommend pardons for persons convicted of offences
Past Mechanism :
Not Applicable
Prisoner Release :
10. parties recommend pardons for persons convicted of offences
Victims :
Not Applicable
Criminal Justice Reform :
7. parties commit to cooperate in reestablishing the Village Court System in Bougainville
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Not Applicable
Judicial Reform :
7. parties commit to cooperate in reestablishing the Village Court System in Bougainville
Policing :
6.5 Peace keeping force to assist in developing new constabulary for Bougainville; 7. transition to civilian peacetime policing: the parties will cooperate in restoration of civilian peacetime policing
Refugees/Land :
Not Applicable
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
11. Restoration and Development: parties agree to cooperate on restoration and development, and acting without delay to facilitate communications and access to villages, and provide essential services such as health and education
Enforcement Mechanism :
5. Peace Monitoring Group: PNG National Govt undertakes to conclude arrangements for deployment of a successor to the Truce Monitoring Group, and will secure UNSC endorsement of the force; 6. lists the mandate of the successor force (which includes assisting with the development of a Bougainvillean constabulary)
International Community :
11.2 PNG national govt will seek appropriate forms of assistance from intl orgs and foreign govts for restoration and development of Bougainville
UN Involvement :
5. PNG govt to seek UN endorsement of Truce Monitoring Force, and appointment of UN observing mission to the monitor these arrangements
Source :
USIP


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