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Die aktuelle Lage in Banda Aceh, Meulaboh, Lhokseumawe

Die aktuelle Lage in Banda Aceh, Meulaboh, Lhokseumawe


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Posted on 05:48 PM in Aceh, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications
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Death toll skyrocketing – first foreign aid workers arrive in Aceh

Death toll skyrocketing – first foreign aid workers arrive in Aceh


30 December 2004

Update December 30th, 2004, 4 pm MET

According to latest BBC information, the confirmed death toll for Indonesia has skyrocketed to almost 80,000.

The Vice President calculated that the reconstruction costs would amount to 1 billion US Dollar. 150 million US Dollar were needed for immediate relief operations.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has suggested to the UN Secretary General that the United Nations host an aid conference for all states affected by the disaster. So far, apart from Kofi ... read more

Posted on 02:19 PM in Aceh, Disasters, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Situation in Aceh on December 29th, 2004, according to information provided by the environmental organisation WALHI


December 29, 2004

The telecommunication system in Aceh has been down over the last days. Since this afternoon it is once more possible to obtain news directly from Aceh by phone.

WALHI Aceh has lost its director, Mohammad Ibrahim. We are mourning his death.

Only one of the 34 WALHI groups in Aceh could be contacted so far (YBA, Yayasan Biduk Alam in East Aceh).

For two days now, an Indonesian team from the Civil Society Coalition for the Victims of the Earthquake ... read more

Posted on 02:52 PM in Disasters, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Civil emergency in Aceh ended

Civil emergency in Aceh ended


29 December 2004

Tsunami Catastrophe in Aceh – Update 29/12/04, 2 p.m. (MET)

Today, December 29th, 2004, the Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has revoked the status of civil emergency for Aceh. According to information of the Indonesian online news service Kompas Cyber Media (KCM), the Central Government also took over the government authority in the troubled province.

After the breakdown of the peace negotiations between the Central Government and the Free Aceh Movement in May 2003, martial law had been ... read more

Posted on 02:03 PM in Aceh, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications, Regional Conflicts
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More than 27,000 dead and the death toll still rising – Tsunami in Indonesia

More than 27,000 dead and the death toll still rising – Tsunami in Indonesia


28 December 2004

by Alex Flor

The earth quake that struck on Sunday was the biggest of its kind during the last 40 years. Its epicentre was located 150 km off the South-western coastline of the Indonesian province of Aceh. The tidal wave which was triggered by the quake took the life of tens of thousands in the coastal regions of twelve Asian and African states.

The death toll is still rising by the hour. On Sunday, the day of the ... read more

Posted on 10:53 AM in Aceh, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications
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Constitutional Court’s ruling on the partition of Papua

Constitutional Court’s ruling on the partition of Papua


24 November 2004

von Petra Stockmann

On November 11th, 2004, the Constitutional Court eventually announced its ruling concerning the application for judicial review of Law No. 45/1999 on the Establishment of the Province Central Irian Jaya, the Province West Irian Jaya, the Regency Paniai, the Regency Mimika, the Regency Puncak Jaya and the Municipality Sorong. The Court declared Law 45/1999 unconstitutional and thus invalid as of the date of the verdict. However, in its legal considerations the Court states it ... read more

Posted on 03:30 PM in democracy, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Judiciary & Administration, Papua, Publications
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Notes on comments by Xanana Gusmão and José Ramos-Horta on dealing with past human rights violations

Notes on comments by Xanana Gusmão and José Ramos-Horta on dealing with past human rights violations


 

Made during a Panel Discussion at the German Council on Foreign Relations (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswaertige Politik, DGAP), Berlin, October 20th, 2004

02 November 2004

Question: If East Timor’s leadership is committed to democracy, the rule of law and human rights, of which international criminal law is an inherent part, how can it be that the arrest warrant issued by the Special Panels for Serious Crimes in May 2004 is not forwarded to Interpol by the Prosecutor General? Answer by ... read more

Posted on 08:56 AM in Information and Analysis, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice
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Erwarteter Rücktritt

Erwarteter Rücktritt


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Posted on 09:12 AM in democracy, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications, security sector
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Torschlusspanik – Die Folgen der Präsidentenwahl in Indonesien erreichen das Militär

Torschlusspanik – Die Folgen der Präsidentenwahl in Indonesien erreichen das Militär


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Posted on 09:02 AM in democracy, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications, security sector
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Die neuen Militärzivilisten

Die neuen Militärzivilisten


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Posted on 09:26 AM in democracy, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications, security sector
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