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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
 
Database - Record for : Matakana and Okataina Understanding
Record 450

Country :

Papua New Guinea/Bougainville

Agreement Title/Name:
Matakana and Okataina Understanding
Year :
1999
Date Signed :

22 April 1999

Summary :

Understanding among Bougainville parties for government. Paved way for formation of interim advisory body.


Parties :
PNG Govt, Bougainville Constituent Assembly, MP for Bougainville, PNG National Parliament, Leitana Council of Elders, Bougainville Resistance Forces
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
2. Special State Negotiator to prepare a package of proposals on the powers, functions, structure and state of Bougainville's govt. 4. the parties note the commitment mande the National Govt that, if Bougainvillean leaders reach agreement, then it is willing to consider lifting suspension on the Bougainville Provincial Govt.
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Not Applicable
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 :
2. All individuals and groups in Bougainville will be given the opportunity to make written submissions to the Special State Negotiator on the powers, functions, structure and status of Bougainville's govt. 6. The National Govt will only act on advice that is broadly representative of the people of Bougainville. The Bougainvillean parties will have to arrive at inclusive arrangements which allow the heads of local-level institutions to be fairly represented and participate. 8. The Bougainvillean parties will consult with a view to organizing themselves to participate in achieving a progressive political settlement. 10. The parties will cooperate in explaining and publicizing their agmt regarding elections to the people.
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
14. The National Govt will prepare proposals for leg to establish an authority containing representatives of all major groups to plan and manage major reconstruction activities in meaningful consultation with the four Bougainvillean National Parliamentarians.
Enforcement Mechanism :
9. the Electoral Commission to begin preliminary work for ful elections when the agreed package for Bougainville comes into effect. 12. The Peace Process Consultative Committee should convene immediately and discus detailed plans for weapons disposal. New Zealand will be asked to assist and fciliate the weapons disposal process. The current UN observer mission will be asked to be present and observe the process.
International Community :
12. New Zealand will be asked to assist and fciliate the weapons disposal process. 15. thanks New Zealand for support
UN Involvement :
12. The current UN observer mission will be asked to be present and observe the process.
Source :
Accord


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