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Indonesia: The government must reign in on increasing violence and restrictions of free expression

Indonesia: The government must reign in on increasing violence and restrictions of free expression


February 2010

Aide-Mémoire
13th UN Human Rights Council
1st to 26th March 2010

After last year’s by and large peaceful general elections, Indonesia is internationally accepted as a democratic country that upholds fundamental human rights. Within ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Indonesia tries to position itself as a regional vanguard of human rights protection, as last witnessed by its role in the creation of an ASEAN human rights body. However, Indonesia’s domestic human rights record continues to be a cause of ... read more

Posted on 12:30 AM in Aceh, joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua, Press Freedom, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Angesagt – aus der Arbeit von Watch Indonesia!

Angesagt – aus der Arbeit von Watch Indonesia!


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Posted on 08:06 AM in Aceh, Agro Fuels, Activities, democracy, History & Overview, Human Rights, Human Rights, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Recent Activities, East Timor, Papua, Publications, State- & Nation-Building, Environment & Climate
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Kurz belichtet

Kurz belichtet


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Posted on 04:21 AM in "In the Spotlight", Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Environment & Climate
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Hazardous Waste is Not All Waste After All

Hazardous Waste is Not All Waste After All


IslamOnline.net, 03. December 2009

By Wanzala Bahati Justus
Journalist – Kenya

All the rumbling sound welcomes you as you enter BRAL Residue Treatment Company for recycling refrigerators in Berlin.

Inside the company, several old refrigerators are lined up on a conveyor belt, each waiting for its turn to be reduced into pellets and powder. In less than an hour, 50 of them will be crushed and transformed into several products. In a year, around 150,000 refrigerators will be ... read more

Posted on 06:43 PM in Economy, Labor & Corruption, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Produktion unter Polizeischutz

Produktion unter Polizeischutz


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Posted on 04:49 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Greenpeace Besetzungsaktion in Riau und die Hintergründe

Greenpeace Besetzungsaktion in Riau und die Hintergründe


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Posted on 11:50 PM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Palm Oil Monocultures Will Never be Sustainable

Palm Oil Monocultures Will Never be Sustainable


November 02, 2009

Open Letter to RSPO and WWF

One year ago, the “International Declaration Against the ‘Greenwashing’ of Palm Oil by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil” was published, signed by over 250 organisations worldwide (http://www.regenwald.org/international/englisch/news.php?id=1070). Since then, the RSPO has continued to certify palm oil produced by companies which are directly responsible for violating the rights of local communities, for the ongoing destruction of rainforests and peatlands and other abuses against people, the environment ... read more

Posted on 03:36 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Kahlschlag für Palmöl

Kahlschlag für Palmöl


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Posted on 03:55 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Mining, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Der Untergang der Waldmenschen

Der Untergang der Waldmenschen


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Posted on 01:56 PM in Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Tausende Tote auf Sumatra befürchtet

Tausende Tote auf Sumatra befürchtet


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Posted on 05:57 PM in Disasters, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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