Item 1 - Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor

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Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor


  • 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.

This item contains:

  • 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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  • English

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  • Latin

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Originals found at McMaster University.

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