BU CAETAN-DOCS-Bilateral CA-ID-1
Bilateral Human Rights Dialogue
- July 30th, 1997 (Creation)
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Textual Record. 4 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 Canadian government and the Indonesian government sign a joint declaration (included) which states that "determined to broaden relations and enhance mutual confidence and understanding." This is alarming for ETAN.
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Originals found at McMaster University.