Basic documents on the constitutional arrangements for the Bougainville Referendum

TitleBasic documents on the constitutional arrangements for the Bougainville Referendum
Brief TitleBougainville Referendum
Collection TypeCollection
Access PrivilegesSchool of Culture, History and Language
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c7c8c0f1d0dd
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThe constitution of Papua New Guinea reflects the provisions of the Bougainville Peace Agreement by providing that a referendum for Bougainvilleans on the future political status of Bougainville must be held, within the five year ‘window’, from June 2015 to June 2020. One option in the referendum must be a ‘separate independence’ for Bougainville. In 2016, the PNG national government and the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) jointly agreed on a ‘target’ date for the referendum of June 2019.

This collection comprises background documents detailing the constitution of Papua New Guinea and the Bougainville Peace Agreement and their provisions for a referendum.

Full DescriptionDocuments included are

1. Bougainville Peace Agreement – Provisions on the Referendum

2. Preamble to the law to Alter the PNG Constitution by Adding Part xiv of the Constitution

3. PNG Constitution- Provisions Relevant to the Referendum

4. Organic law on Peace-building in Bougainville – Autonomous Bougainville Government and Bougainville Referendum – Provisions
Relevant to the Referendum

5. Schedule One to the Organic Law on Peace-building in Bougainville – Rules Relating to the Conduct of the Referendum

6. Constitution of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville – Provisions Relevant to the Referendum

7. Bougainville Referendum Commission Charter

8. Draft framework for workplan and allocation of responsibility for Taskforce

9. Joint Key Messages for Referendum

Contact AddressDepartment of Pacific Affairs
Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
9 Fellows Road
H.C. Coombs Building
The Australian National University
ACT 2600 Australia
Contact Phone Number+61 2 6125 7710
Principal InvestigatorAnthony Regan
SupervisorsAnthony Regan
Fields of Research160510 - Public Policy
Type of Research ActivityApplied Research
Date of data creation2019
Year of data publication2019
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
Anthony Regan
Publisher for CitationANU Data Commons, The Australian National University

Identifier Type
HANDLE System Identifier
Identifier Value
Publication Title
The Bougainville Referendum : Law, Administration and Politics
Publication Reference

Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataCreative Commons Licence (CC BY) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Size10 files
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5914
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