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Indonesien: Versagen bei der Bewältigung der Vergangenheit

Indonesien: Versagen bei der Bewältigung der Vergangenheit


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Posted on 03:46 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Freispruch im Mordfall Munir: <BR>Straflosigkeit in Indonesien geht weiter

Freispruch im Mordfall Munir:
Straflosigkeit in Indonesien geht weiter


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Posted on 02:29 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Keine Sühne für Giftmord an Menschenrechtler

Keine Sühne für Giftmord an Menschenrechtler


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Posted on 02:11 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Bleibt Mord an indonesischem Menschenrechtler Munir ungesühnt?

Bleibt Mord an indonesischem Menschenrechtler Munir ungesühnt?


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Posted on 05:16 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Acquittal in the Murder of Indonesian Rights Activist Strengthens Impunity

Acquittal in the Murder of Indonesian Rights Activist Strengthens Impunity


01 January 2009

On 31 December 2008, the South Jakarta District Court acquitted Muchdi Purwopranjono, former Deputy Director of Indonesia’s national intelligence agency (BIN), for want of evidence. He has been charged with the murder of well-known human rights lawyer Munir. Watch Indonesia! criticizes the flawed conduct of judges and prosecutors: due to the implausible motive of the indictment, the weak evidence presented and the lack of witness protection, a conviction of Muchdi in accordance with rule of law-standards would have ... read more

Posted on 04:50 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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Aerial bombardment of peasants in Sumatran village


Berlin, 23rd December 2008

Press Release

On Thursday, 18th December, hundreds of police and paramilitaries attacked the Sumatran village Suluk Bongkal in Riau Province with tear gas and guns. A helicopter dropped incendiary devices on the village, with eye witnesses alleging that napalm was used. Hundreds of houses immediately went up in flames. Two young children were killed and many people were injured. Most of the villagers have fled into the forest. Others have been arrested. Two days later, a helicopter flew ... read more

Posted on 04:31 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Environment & Climate, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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Dari Isu Utama Buruh ke Isu Demokrasi dan HAM

Dari Isu Utama Buruh ke Isu Demokrasi dan HAM


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Indonesian version

Posted on 05:19 PM in democracy, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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International Declaration Against the ‘Greenwashing’ of Palm Oil by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

International Declaration Against the ‘Greenwashing’ of Palm Oil by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)


In defence of Human Rights, Food Sovereignty, Biodiversity and Climate Justice

Ironically, on 16 October 2008, World Food and Food Sovereignty Day, a meeting will start in Cartagena (Colombia) to promote monoculture oil palm plantations, that are precisely the cause of so many violations of the Right to Food and contrary to food sovereignty insofar as they undermine the peoples’ right to produce their own food according to their territorial conditions and their food culture.

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Posted on 04:58 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Agrofuels and the Myth of the Marginal Lands

Agrofuels and the Myth of the Marginal Lands


September 2008

A briefing by The Gaia Foundation, Biofuelwatch, the African Biodiversity Network, Salva La Selva, Watch Indonesia! and EcoNexus

MARGINAL, IDLE, DEGRADED, UNDER-UTLISED, SLEEPING, WASTELANDS AND ABANDONED CROPLANDS: all of these are different terms for what is being promoted as the „solution” to the impacts of growing crops for agrofuels. Partly in order to respond to accusations that agrofuels (also known as biofuels) compete with food production, some policy makers have proposed that agrofuel crops should be planted on ... read more

Posted on 03:06 AM in Agro Fuels, joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Verpasste Chancen, unerfüllte Versprechen

Verpasste Chancen, unerfüllte Versprechen


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Indonesian and German version

Posted on 12:31 AM in joint studies and reports, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Transitional Justice
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