Ecuador's Decission to grant Asylum to Julian Assange : The Manifestation Of Human Security?

Krustiyati, Atik (2012) Ecuador's Decission to grant Asylum to Julian Assange : The Manifestation Of Human Security? In: The 3rd International Conference on Human Security , 26-27 November 2012, Makasar.

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Abstract

Ecuador's decision to grant asylum to Julian Assange (Australian citizen) on August 16, 2012 has caused several impacts. As we know Julian Assange the founder of WikiLeaks was arrested in Britain in connection with a Swedish investigation into accusations of sexual offenses. But United States Law enforcement official said the fact that he was in custody did not affect their deliberations about whether he might be charged in this country in connection with publication of leaked government documents. Being disappointed with the decision the British authorities sent a written notice to the Ecuador's Embassy in London that they would assault the Embassy if Assange was not handed over. The letter has led to tense diplomatic relations between two countries. Moreover, Britain also refused to provide Assange to Ecuador and local police would arrest him once he stopped out from the Embassy. This would make the condition remains unchanged for Assange, who has stayed at the Ecuador's embassy in London for the last two months. It means Assange, as human being can't enjoy a human security environment. Facing the difficult situation UNASUR (The Union of South America Nations) held a foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM) after the President's of Ecuador granted the asylum. The meeting produced an agreed document that support Ecuador's decision and encourage all parties to have continuous negotiation to find mutually acceptable solutions based on good neighbour principles.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: International Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Law
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2013 03:59
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2013 03:59
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/3354

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