Right of Self-Determination: Agreement between the Republic of Indonesia and the Portuguese Republic on the question of East Timor

ANNEX I, 6:

Noting the position of the Government of Portugal that an autonomy regime should be transitional, not requiring recognition of Indonesian sovereignty over East Timor or the removal of East Timor from the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories of the General Assembly, pending a final decision on the status of East Timor by the East Timorese people through an act of self-determination under United Nations auspices.

Implementation History

1999

Full Implementation

A popular consultation was held on 30 August 1999. During the consultation, 446,953 East Timorese, or 98.6% of registered voters, cast ballots both within and outside East Timor. 78.5% of voters rejected the incorporation of East Timor into Indonesia under a special autonomy agreement. 1 Because the suggested autonomy was rejected in the consultation, Indonesia was expected to pave the way for independence to Timor-Leste.

2000

Full Implementation

A popular consultation was held in 1999. 

2001

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2002

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2003

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.