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Mission not so impossible: the Aceh monitoring mission and lessons learned for the EU

Schulze, Kirsten E. (2007) Mission not so impossible: the Aceh monitoring mission and lessons learned for the EU. International policy analysis. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 978389892749-9

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This paper looks at the Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM) and the role it played with respect to the decommissioning of Gerakan Aceh Merdeka (GAM) weapons and the redeployment of the Indonesian security forces, as well as monitoring the reintegration of former combatants, human rights and the Aceh legislation. It argues that the AMM was successful for five key reasons: First, the commitment to the peace process of GAM and Indonesia; second, the leadership and impartiality of the AMM; third, the support of individual EU member states during the set-up phase; fourth, the quick amnesty and the Commission on Security Arrangements (COSA); and finally, its lack of focus on implementing the human rights elements, which made it possible for the AMM to complete its mission in the sensitive context of Indonesian domestic politics. The guiding questions are whether the AMM Model and Experiences made are transferable to other conflict scenarios, if there are lessons learned and recommendations for the EU and international Actors which might improve future Monitoring Missions.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2007 The Author
Divisions: International History
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International History
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2013 08:24
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 23:05

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