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Indonesia: The Government must act upon its international commitments to human rights

Indonesia: The Government must act upon its international commitments to human rights


February 22nd, 2008

Aide-Mémoire 7th UN Human Rights Council 3rd to 28th March 2008

Since the beginning of its democratic transition in 1998, Indonesia has ratified several international human rights instruments, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESC) and the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT). While these steps are welcomed, Indonesia has yet to act upon the obligations ... read more

Posted on 04:22 PM in joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications
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Exploitation des ressources et sécurité en Indonésie

Exploitation des ressources et sécurité en Indonésie


KOFF-Newsletter Nr. 64, 01. Februar 2008

http://www.swisspeace.ch/typo3/fileadmin/user_upload/pdf/KOFF/Newsletter/2008/64_f.pdf

Sorry this article is only available in French language:

La première table ronde du KOFF consacrée cette année à l’Indonésie a montré pourquoi les conflits locaux étaient le plus souvent des conflits pour des ressources dans ce pays.

Oratrice invitée, Marianne Klute a expliqué le contexte de l’octroi de concessions pour l’exploitation des forêts primaires indonésiennes par des sociétés industrielles à Sumatra, à Kalimantan et en Papouasie occidentale. Elle a aussi exposé comment ... read more

Posted on 06:27 PM in democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, security sector, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Diampunin, Diadilin atow Didamaii

Diampunin, Diadilin atow Didamaii


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Indonesian version

Posted on 10:00 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Im Namen der Profitgier

Im Namen der Profitgier


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German version

Posted on 08:01 PM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Nusa Dua’s Burdened Past

Nusa Dua’s Burdened Past


Alter-Eco Issue 3 Offsetting Omissions, December 2007

UNFCCC COP-13/MOP-3

Marianne Klute, Watch Indonesia!

What a miraculous place! The beauty and luxury of Bali´s Nusa Dua peninsula has impressed many delegates at the UN Climate Conference. With its five to seven star hotels, flamboyant tropical gardens, and a white beach set on the Indian Ocean, it is one of the most luxurious destinations of the world.

But Nusa Dua has not always been at it is today. Only one generation ... read more

Posted on 05:14 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Blut für Öl

Blut für Öl


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German version

Posted on 02:19 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Stimmen im Vorfeld der Klimakonferenz in Bali:<br />Recht auf Leben, Land und Nahrung

Stimmen im Vorfeld der Klimakonferenz in Bali:
Recht auf Leben, Land und Nahrung


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German version

Posted on 02:53 PM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Journalismus entlang der roten Linie

Journalismus entlang der roten Linie


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German version

Posted on 01:16 AM in Indonesia, Press Freedom, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Oil palm plantations? Carbon credits? Papua’s forests targeted

Oil palm plantations? Carbon credits? Papua’s forests targeted


Down to Earth, November 2007

West Papua / forests:

Large areas of Papua’s rich and diverse forests are being targeted by Indonesian and overseas investors for conversion into oil palm plantations. At the same time, discussions are in progress to reserve large areas of Papua’s forest to generate carbon credits for trade on international markets. Decisions about these developments will very probably be made over the heads of the people who will be most directly affected by them: the indigenous ... read more

Posted on 11:46 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Conflict: Indigenous People, Palm Oil, Conservationist and Carbon Trading

Conflict: Indigenous People, Palm Oil, Conservationist and Carbon Trading


Redamazon, 12 November, 2007

http://redamazon.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/conflict-indigenous-people-palm-oil-conservationist-and-carbon-trading/

Read the interview below, it is a good example of how the energy shift is going the wrong way. Everyone wants a piece of the Indonesian Rainforest: logging companies, palm oil companies, carbon offsetting companies and conservationist companies such as WWF. In the name of „reducing carbon emissions” some of these companies are taking over the rainforest without consulting the Indigenous People living there and without taking in account their knowledge of how to preserve the ... read more

Posted on 01:12 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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