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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
Database - Record for : Loloata Understanding
Record 444

Country :

Papua New Guinea/Bougainville

Agreement Title/Name:
Loloata Understanding
Year :
Date Signed :

23 March 2000

Summary :

Culminated the third round of political negotiations between PNG delegation and Bougainville leaders. Committed to establishing an autonomous Bougainville province within the Constitution of Papua New Guinea. Leaves open question of independence and commits parties to discussing matter.

Parties :
PNG Govt, Bougainville Delegation, Leitana Council of Elders
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
4. arrangements for autonomous Bougainville to express and develop its own identity and its relationship with the rest of PNG, 5. arrangements for autonomous Bougainville govt to be provided within PNG constitution, d) Bougainville will take some years to exercise many legislative powers and functions. Until Bougainville assumes responsibility for the full range of its powers and functions, National Government legislation and institutions will continue to apply. 6. The parties agree to address the referendum issue in the future, but agree that holding the referendum may be deferred until after autonomy has been implemented and can be fairly and properly judged.
Governance/Democratic Inst :
1. Parties agree interim arrangements on provincial and local-level govts
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
Not Applicable
Past Mechanism :
Not Applicable
Prisoner Release :
Not Applicable
Victims :
Not Applicable
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Not Applicable
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
Not Applicable
Refugees/Land :
Not Applicable
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
4.f) Bougainville will receive substantial funds for reconstruction, restoration and development activities to support the peace process.
Enforcement Mechanism :
10. agree date for next leaders' meeting no later than May 2000.
International Community :
UN Involvement :
UN Observer Mission witnes to agmt; 8. The parties acknowledge the helpful role that the UN Observer Mission on Bougainville can play at their meetings.
Source :

Database hosted on INCORE webservice.

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