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By John Saltford

This e-book examines the position of the overseas group within the handover of the Dutch colony of West Papua/Irian Jaya to Indonesia within the Nineteen Sixties and questions even if the West Papuan humans ever really exercised the correct to self-determination bound to them within the UN-brokered Dutch/Indonesian contract of 1962. Indonesian, Dutch, US, Soviet, Australian and British involvement is mentioned, yet specific emphasis is given to the crucial half performed by means of the United countries within the implementation of this contract. As guarantor, the UN briefly took over the territory's management from the Dutch ahead of moving keep an eye on to Indonesia in 1963. After 5 years of Indonesian rule, a UN crew lower back to West Papua to watch and propose a debatable act of self-determination that led to a unanimous vote by means of 1022 Papuan 'representatives' to reject independence. regardless of this, the difficulty continues to be a great deal alive this day as a crisis-hit Indonesia faces persevered armed uprising and growing to be demands freedom in West Papua.

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