William Underwood


William Underwood is a doctoral candidate in international law at Stockholm University and Junior Fellow of the Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice. An Australian-qualified lawyer and former diplomat with degrees in both international law (LLM Melbourne) and peace and conflict studies (MSSc Uppsala), his research combines legal and empirical methods to understand the role and effects of law in relation to conflict, peace and democratisation.

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The Bougainville Independence Referendum and the ‘Duty to Consult’

  Earlier this month, the Bougainville island region of Papua New Guinea (PNG), announced that almost 98% of Bougainvilleans voting in the recent independence referendum had voted in favour of leaving PNG. The referendum is a key element of the 2001 Bougainville Peace Agreement (BPA), which, following a ten-year armed conflict, provided for special autonomy and…

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