- 1994 (Creation)
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Textual Record. 39 pp.
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East Timor (Timor-Leste) was invaded in 1975 by Indonesia and occupied by the Indonesian armed forces until 1999, with widespread resulting human rights violations. The East Timor Alert Network (ETAN/Canada) was founded in 1986 to raise awareness about the situation of East Timor and to change Canadian government policy, which accepted Indonesian rule.
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The Asia- Pacific Conference on East Timor was held in May of 1994 in Manila. The goal of the conference was to bring into focus the Timorese's people's right to self-determination and consolidate its support network in the Asia-Pacific region.
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- A personal account of events and controversy surrounding the conference
- Resolutions adopted at APCET
- Remembering Dili
- Statement to APCET regarding the implementation of the declaration of granting independence to colonial countries
- A Powerplay Backfires (newspaper article)
- Philippines decision to ban the entry of aliens that pose a danger to their country and a reply from ETAN
- Canadian (Shannon Scharfe) faces arrest for attending conference on East Timor in the Philippines
- Shannon Scharfe's statement regarding the arrest
- Indonesia tries to suppress East Timor conference in the Philippines.
- Foreigners banned from attending Asian Conference on East Timor
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