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The Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings

  • CAAPCETReport1994
  • 1994

This document is an excerpt from the Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings. The conference was held from May 31 – June 5, 1994.
This document contains:

  • Selected Press Statements
    o The East Timor Conference: Forging a People-to-People Asian Solidarity (13 May, 1994)
    o APCET Will Go on as Scheduled (28 May, 1994)
    o Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (18 June, 1994)
    o Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor Press Statement (24 June, 1994)
    o Son of APCET
  • Acknowledgements
  • We made it!
    The Report and Proceedings of APCET was published by the University of the Philippines in Dilman, Quezon City, Philippines.

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The Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings

  • CAAPCETReport1994
  • 1994

This document is an excerpt from the Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings. The conference was held from May 31 – June 5, 1994.

This document contains:

  • Don’t forget East Timor

Former Bishop Emeritus of the Japanese Catholic Council for Justice and Peace, Bishop Aloisius Nobuo Soma begins his address by emphasising the UN’s primary role in facilitating self-determination and the independence of former colonies. He argues that the Indonesian government’s behaviour towards East Timor has completely gone against this priority and has deprived Timor of its rightful independence from Portugal. The Bishop emphasises the eight resolutions passed by the UN and Indonesia’s ignorance of them. Next, the Bishop makes an appeal to Indonesia and its core principles asking it to respect the rights of the Timorese and establish peace. The Bishop then explains that despite the treatment the people of East Timor have received from Indonesia, the former do not intend to cause any issues for the latter should they become independent. The Bishop then appeals to the UN to use its power to rectify the situation of the East Timorese while emphasising a Timorese Bishop’s call for decolonisation. He describes the transnational religious advocacy network surrounding the plight of the Timorese. He discusses the importance of NGOs in educating the public and pressuring governments to act. The Bishops ends his speech with a pledge of solidarity with the East Timorese.

The Report and Proceedings of APCET was published by the University of the Philippines in Dilman, Quezon City, Philippines.

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The Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings

  • CAAPCETReport1994
  • Item
  • 1994

This document is an excerpt from the Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings. The conference was held from May 31 – June 5, 1994.

This document contains:

  • Petition for Certiorari to overturn the TRO, Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court, Manila
  • Copy of Court Summons to Answer TRO by Manuela F. Lorenzo, Clerk of Court, Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court, National Capital Judicial Region, Branch 216, Quezon City (May 26th, 1994)
  • Agreement Forged by APCET Counsels with the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation by Atty. Ronaldo P. Ledesma, Executive Chairman, Board of Special Inquiry (June 3rd, 1994)
  • Supreme Court Order Overturning TRO by Luzviminda D. Puno, Clerk of Court, Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court, Manila (May 31st, 1994)
  • Temporary restraining order (May 31st, 1994)

The Report and Proceedings of APCET was published by the University of the Philippines in Dilman, Quezon City, Philippines.

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The Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings

  • CAAPCETReport1994
  • 1994

This document is an excerpt from the Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings. The conference was held from May 31 – June 5, 1994.

This document contains:

  • East Timor: History, Testimonies and Perspectives

In his address, English filmmaker and journalist Max Stahl attempts to provide the perspective of a foreigner who had only recently become engaged in the struggle of East Timor. Stahl had recorded the November 12th, 1991 Dili massacre, exposing it to the world. He notes the lack of media interest in the East Timor situation for many years. He explains his disbelief when world powers supported the Indonesian government despite its repression of East Timor. He then details the preparations of the East Timorese resistance movement leading up to the eventually cancelled visit of the Portuguese delegation.
Stahl explains why Timorese resistors chose to march to the Santa Cruz cemetery and details a small altercation between demonstrators and the Indonesian military that would be used to justify a massacre. After describing this massacre, Stahl emphasises the plurality of massacres of the Timorese. He also presents an eyewitness account from a man beaten by Indonesian soldiers and brought along with other dead and wounded protestors to a mortuary. Stahl explains that many demonstrators who had survived the initial attack were killed there. Finally, he emphasises the lack of information the massacred victims’ families received and the justice the people of East Timor seek.
The Report and Proceedings of APCET was published by the University of the Philippines in Dilman, Quezon City, Philippines.

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The Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings

  • CAAPCETReport1994
  • 1994

This document is an excerpt from the Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings. The conference was held from May 31 – June 5, 1994.
This document contains:

  • APCET Workshop Reports
    o Workshop 1: Implications and Perspectives of the APCET on Human Rights and Advocacy Work in the Asia-Pacific Region
    o Workshop 2: Building Asian Solidarity Links with East Timor

Workshop 1 report: Implications and Perspectives of the APCET on Human Rights and Advocacy Work in the Asia-Pacific Region
This report contains seven (7) section headings each with a minimum of 2 sub-section headings.
The headings are:

  1. Human rights
  2. Resource Mobilisation and Development Cooperation
  3. Church Solidarity
  4. Women
  5. Indigenous peoples
  6. People’s Diplomacy, Education and Information Campaigns
  7. Legal aspects in East Timor
    Each section contains a sub-section with recommendations of the APCET on these questions.

Workshop 2 report: Building Asian Solidarity Links with East Timor
This report begins with a list of the organisations making up the workshop naming each with their country of origin.
It then provides background on the material discussed in the workshop. The workshop was divided into three smaller groups to discuss the issues presented in “Background” in greater detail.
Group A discussed:

  1. Information and Education
  2. Communication/Networking
    Group B discussed:
  3. Campaign Action
  4. Political and Policy Advocacy
    Group C discussed:
  5. Humanitarian Relief and Resource Mobilisation

The Report and Proceedings of APCET was published by the University of the Philippines in Dilman, Quezon City, Philippines.

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