Subject: Peace Accord in English
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 10:36:21 -0400
From: tapol@gn.apc.org (TAPOL)

The following is the text of the Peace Accord signed in Dili on 21 April:

We, the signatories:

1. The conflicting parties: i. The CNRT amd Falintil ii.The Pro-Integration Party

Concerned at the escalation of violence including intimidation, terror and killings in East Timor which have resulted in the loss of life and damage to property as well as feelings of deep fear in the community.

Bearing in mind that the disturbances to security, order and peace that have occurred in East Timor will make it difficult to reach a solution to the question of East Timor that is just, comprehensive and acceptable to the international community through the tripartite talks being held under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Resolving to work together to achieve an atmosphere of peace and security in East Timor.

Have reached agreement as follows:

1. The parties in conflict shall stop all kinds of hostilities, intimidation, as well as acts of terror and violence.

2. All parties to this agreement are responsible for assisting the efforts to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity that can truly be enjoyed by all people in East Timor, leading towards reconciliation.

3. All the parties to this agreement support the desire of the Goveernment and the efforts of the National Human Rights Commission as well as the Catholic Church in East Timor to achieve reconciliation in East Timor in order to uphold dignity and the protection of basic human rights and uphold the law in East Timor.

4. The conflicting parties are responsible for taking measures to guarantee the effective implementation of this accord by their respective supporters, both those who are armed as well as those who are unarmed.

5. For the purposes of supervising the implementation of this accord, a commission for peace and stability shall be set up, the members of which shall consist of two persons from each of the conflicting parties.*) The commission shall begin to function two days after the signing of this accord.

6. This accord comes into effect at the moment that it is signed by the parties to the accord.

*) The Bahasa Indonesia text here has obvious errors here and words may be missing. The Commission is likely to consist of more than just the 'conflicting parties'.

Those signing for the CNRT:

Xanana Gusmao, Leandro Isaac (the text we have gives the second name as David Diaz Ximenes but it is known that he did not sign the accord.)

For the Pro-Integration side:

Domingos Soares, head of Dili district Joao Tavares

For the Provincial Government of East Timor:

Governor Abilio Soares Chairman of the regional assembly, Armindo Soares Mariano

For the Korem military command, Commander, Colonel Tono Suratman

For the police, Colonel Timbul Silaen

The signing was witnessed by:

Armed forces commander in chief, General Wiranto (The two Bishops names are listed, but they did not sign)

For the National Human Rights Commission: Djoko Soegianto

TAPOL, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign 111 Northwood Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 8HW, UK Phone: 0181 771-2904 Fax: 0181 653-0322 email: tapol@gn.apc.org Internet: www.gn.apc.org/tapol Campaigning to expose human rights violations in Indonesia, East Timor, West Papua and Aceh

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