Constitutional Reform: Agreement between the Republic of Indonesia and the Portuguese Republic on the question of East Timor

ANNEX I, 6:

If the Secretary-General determines, on the basis of the result of the popular consultation and in accordance with this Agreement, that the proposed constitutional framework for special autonomy is not acceptable to the East Timorese people, the Government of Indonesia shall take the constitutional steps necessary to terminate its links with East Timor thus restoring under Indonesian law the status East Timor held prior to 17 July 1976, and the Governments of Indonesia and Portugal and the Secretary-General shall agree "on arrangements for a peaceful and orderly transfer of authority in East Timor to the United Nations. The Secretary-General shall, subject to the appropriate legislative mandate, initiate the procedure enabling East Timor to begin a process of transition towards independence.

Implementation History

1999

Full Implementation

The peace accord required that Indonesia take “constitutional steps” in order to restore East Timor to its status prior to 1976. In response to the 30 August 1999 independence vote, the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly formally recognized East Timor’s independence on 19 October 1999. 

2000

Full Implementation

Full implementation reached in 1999.

2001

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2002

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2003

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2004

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2005

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2006

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2007

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2008

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.