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Conferência sobre Timor Leste dias 29 e 30 de maio, na Assembleia da República

A Assembleia da República organiza na próxima segunda e terça-feira uma conferência sobre Timor Leste. Paralelamente, a Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa organiza um simpósio sobre o Sahara Ocidental será realizado na tarde de dia 30 de maio, na Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa.

O IPJET - Plataforma International de Juritas por Timor Leste, irá realizar nos dias 29 e 30 uma conferência sobre Timor Leste, na Assembleia da República. Em paralelo, a Associação de Amizade Portugal-Sahara Ocidental organiza apenas na terça-feira um simpósio sobre o Sahara Ocidental, na Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa. 

A iniciativa sobre Timor Leste, na Sala do Senado da Assembleia da República, contará no dia 29, segunda-feira da parte da manhã, com a presença de Emhamed Khadad (MINURSO, Frente POLISARIO, SADR) e Leonie Tangghama (United Liberation Movement for West Papua), bem como Gustavo Gabriel Lopez (advogado argentino) e Sisto dos Santos (HAK Association) para falar sobre “a luta entre a verdade e o esforço para esquecer o passado”. Cristina Cruz (CIDAC) fecha a manhã com um painel sobre “reflexões sobre a sociedade civil”.  

Pelas 15h45, o Embaixador de Timor-Leste para o Reino Unido, Joaquim da Fonseca, bem como o investigador Charles Scheiner, irão abordar a “soberania sobre recursos naturais”, em particular as formas de financiamento de políticas públicas através do petróleo. 

No dia 30 de maio, terça-feira pelas 9h30, Christine Chinkin (London School of Economics), Roger Clark (Rutgers School of Law) e Lauri Hannikainen (Professora de Lei Internacional), irão abordar a relação entre Lei Internacional e auto-determinação. 

A conferência terminará pelas 12h30 com a intervenção de José Manuel Pureza (Professor Universitário), que irá falar sobre “Quem salvou Timor Leste: Resistência, Cosmopolitismo e Diplomacia”. Rui Moura Ramos (Universidade de Coimbra) e Pedro Pinto Leite (Secretário do IPJET) irão abordar o papel do IPJET e os seus objetivos. 

Simpósio sobre o Sahara Ocidental

No dia 30, terça-feira, na Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa, Pedro Delgado Alves, deputado na Assembleia da República, abrirá a iniciativa pelas 14h45, seguindo-se intervenções de Emhamed Khadad (MINURSO, Frente POLISARIO, SADR) e Katlyn Thomas. Pelas 16h será projeto um documentário com uma entrevista ao Presidente Abdelazis, realizado por Olivier Duffau. 

Pelas 17h, Erik Hagen e Rui Moura Ramos abordarão o tema “A Pilhagem dos Recursos Naturais” e, pelas 18h30, Clive Symmons (Trinity College) e Manfred Hinz (University of Bremen) discutiram o papel da União Europeia para uma resolução do conflito. 


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                                               Conference 

    25 Years of International Platform of Jurists for East Timor

   Senate Chamber, Assembly of the Republic, Lisbon, 29 and 30 May 2017

 

                                                                  Program

  • Monday, 29 May

09.15-09.45 – Registration

09.45-10.00 – OFFICIAL OPENING

Jorge Lacão (Vice-President of the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal) 

 

10.00-10.45 – EAST  TIMOR,  WESTERN  SAHARA  AND  WEST  PAPUA 

Emhamed Khadad (MINURSO Coordinator, POLISARIO Front, SADR) 

‘The current situation of the UN peace process in the Western Sahara’

Leonie Tanggahma (Member, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, The Hague, The Netherlands) 

‘West Papua, an issue whose time has come’

11.15 – Coffee break

11.15-12.00 – THE  STRUGGLE  AGAINST  IMPUNITY

Gustavo Gabriel Lopez (Attorney, Cañuelas, Argentina)

‘Impunity, NEVER AGAIN’

Sisto dos Santos (Advocacy coordinator, HAK Association, Timor-Leste) 

‘Timor-Leste: between the struggle for truth and effort to forget the past’

 

 12.00-12.30 – SUPPORTING  DEMOCRACY  AND  JURIDICAL  INSTITUTIONS

Cristina Cruz (Council member, CIDAC, Lisbon, Portugal) 

‘Reflections on the role of civil society’

12.30-15.45 – Lunch break (and meeting for IPJET members)

15.45-16.30 – SOVEREIGNTY  OVER  NATURAL  RESOURCES

Joaquim da Fonseca (Ambassador of Timor-Leste to the United Kingdom)

‘Timor-Leste and the sovereignty over its natural resources’

Charles Scheiner (Researcher, La’o Hamutuk, Timor-Leste) 

‘Timor-Leste's oil wealth: financing government, building for development and providing for its people’

16.30-17.00 – Coffee break

17.00-18.30 – DEBATE  AMONG  THE  PARTICIPANTS 

Free interventions

18.30-19.00 – KEYNOTE  SPEAKER

Xanana Gusmão (Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment, Timor-Leste) (to be confirmed)

 

 

  • Tuesday, 30 May

09.30-11.00 – INTERNATIONAL  LAW  AND  SELF-DETERMINATION

Christine Chinkin (Professor of International Law, London School of Economics, UK)

‘Women’s Human Rights in Timor Leste and Western Sahara’

Roger Clark (Board of Governors Professor, Rutgers School of Law, USA)

‘East Timor and West New Guinea: Comparing the Arguments for Self-Determination at the United Nations’

Lauri Hannikainen (Emeritus Professor of International Law, Helsinki, Finland)  

'Suppression of East Timor's right of self-determination: how gross was the violation of international law? Comparisons with the cases of Palestine and Western Sahara'

 

11.00 – 11.30 – Coffee break

11.30-12.30 – CLOSING  SESSION:  IPJET,  PAST  WORK  AND  ACHIEVED  GOALS

José Manuel Pureza (Vice-President of the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal)

‘Who saved East Timor: resistance, cosmopolitanism and diplomacy’

 

Rui Moura Ramos (Professor of International Private Law, University of Coimbra)

Pedro Pinto Leite (International lawyer, secretary of IPJET, Leiden, the Netherlands)

‘Recalling the start of IPJET and remembering our deceased members’


                                             

                             Associação de Amizade Portugal-Sahara Ocidental           

  • Symposium on the question of Western Sahara
    • Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, 30 May 2017

This half-day symposium, organized by the Associação de Amizade Portugal-Sahara Ocidental and the International Platform of Jurists for East Timor, is primarily intended for academics and for students of law, international relations and political science.

                                                     PROGRAM

14.45–15.00 – WELCOME ADDRESS

Pedro Delgado Alves (Member of Parliament, Assistant Lecturer at the Faculty of Law)

15.00–16.00 - WESTERN SAHARA, THE LAST COLONY OF AFRICA

Emhamed Khadad (MINURSO Coordinator, POLISARIO Front, SADR) 

The current situation of the UN peace process in the Western Sahara

Katlyn Thomas (Former Official in Charge of Legal Affairs for MINURSO, Member of the Council on International Affairs at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, U.S.A.) 

The legal and political ramifications of the conflict over Western Sahara

16.00-16.30 - DOCUMENTARY: INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT ABDELAZIZ

Olivier Duffau (Filmmaker, Paris, France)

16.30-17.00 – Break

17.00-18.15 - THE PILLAGE OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Erik Hagen (Board member of Western Sahara Resource Watch, Norway)

The foreign business interests in occupied Western Sahara 

Rui Moura Ramos (Professor of International Private Law, University of Coimbra) 

The Polisario Front, International Law and the European Union jurisdictional order 

18.15-18.30 – Break

18.30-19.30 – WHAT EUROPE NEEDS TO DO TO CONTRIBUTE TO A RIGHTFUL OUTCOME

Clive Symmons (Research Fellow, School of Law, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)

The Principle of Non-Recognition in the Case of Denial of Self-Determination in Western Sahara: Recent Developments in Europe

Manfred Hinz (Professor of Public Law, Political Sociology, Sociology of Law, University of Bremen and Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany) 

What to do after the Western Sahara judgment of the ECJ of 21 December 2016? Comments on the reaction by the EU and Germany 

                                              

            

 

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