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Letter to UN Security Council on Justice and Accountability for Serious Crimes Committed in Timor-Leste

Letter to UN Security Council on Justice and Accountability for Serious Crimes Committed in Timor-Leste


20 October 2009

http://www.etan.org/news/2009/10unsc.htm

The following letter to the UN Security Council was signed by 65 individuals, representing nearly 50 organizations worldwide. President Security Council The United Nations 1 United Nations Plaza New York, New York 10017 Your Excellency, We have long been concerned with the justice and accountability for human rights and war crimes committed in Timor-Leste. As you meet this week to discuss the situation in Timor-Leste, we remind you that United Nations — and more specifically Security Council ... read more

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Letter to UN Security Council on Justice and Accountability

Letter to UN Security Council on Justice and Accountability


International Federation for East Timor (IFET), February 18, 2009

President
Security Council
The United Nations
1 United Nations Plaza
New York, New York 10017

February 18, 2009

Your Excellency

We are writing on behalf of organizations long concerned with the justice process in Timor-Leste.

As you meet this week to discuss renewing the UN mission in Timor-Leste, we urge you to look at the unfulfilled UN pledges concerning human rights and accountability for serious human rights crimes committed in Timor-Leste between 1975 ... read more

Posted on 01:54 AM in Joint Open Letters, Justice, Human Rights, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Politics & Democracy, Publications, Security Sector, Transitional Justice
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Governments of eight producer countries state that sustainability of agrofuels cannot be guaranteed

Governments of eight producer countries state that sustainability of agrofuels cannot be guaranteed


01 December 2008

Open Letter to MEPs:

Since EU target is conditional on sustainability, EU should drop the target

On 6th November, the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Malawi, Mozambique and Sierra Leone wrote an Open Letter to The Council, Parliament and Commission of the European Communities, in which they made it clear that they strongly object to proposed sustainability standards for agrofuels. Those eight countries are amongst the main countries from which the EU is likely ... read more

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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.

The First ... read more

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Final Moratorium Call on Promotion of Agrofuels

Final Moratorium Call on Promotion of Agrofuels


2nd October 2008

To: Coreper, the Council of Ministers, the European Commission, Claude Turmes (MEP) CC: ITRE and ENVI

Re: EU agrofuel targets

Dear Madam, Sir, In light of the upcoming negotiations between the Council, the European Commission and Claude Turmes (MEP) on the Renewable Energy Directive, the undersigned organisations are calling on  you once again, with the utmost urgency, to drop all agrofuel targets and to install a moratorium on the promotion of agrofuels and agro-energy. Despite overwhelming evidence of numerous ... read more

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The EU’s responsibility in the global food crisis:

The EU’s responsibility in the global food crisis:


19th June 2008

(note: you can also read a French translation of this letter)

Trade liberalisation and deregulation are “false solutions”

Letter addressed by more than 35 European civil society organisations, networks and social movements to EU trade, agriculture and energy ministers ahead of the European Council.

To: Trade Ministers, Agriculture Ministers, Development and Energy Ministers MEPs and National Parliamentarians of EU Member States CC: EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson EU Agriculture Commissioner Marianne Fischer Boel EU Development Commissioner Louis ... read more

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Release of former militia leader Eurico Guterres brings Indonesia’s farcical process to an end

Release of former militia leader Eurico Guterres brings Indonesia’s farcical process to an end


Joint Letter

1st June 2008

His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon Secretary-General The United Nations 1 United Nations Plaza New York, New York 10017-3515 Your Excellency, The recent release of former militia leader Eurico Guterres by the Indonesian Supreme Court brings Indonesia’s farcical process to an end. Meaningful justice to the long-suffering people of Timor-Leste is long overdue. We urge you to work to uphold the rule of law and strengthen the democratic transition in both countries. It time for the United ... read more

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Letter to UN Secretary-General on justice for East Timor

Letter to UN Secretary-General on justice for East Timor


PO Box 21873, Brooklyn NY 11202 718-596-7668, etan@etan.org

His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon Secretary-General The United Nations 1 United Nations Plaza New York, New York 10017-3515

December 13, 2007

Mr. Secretary-General,

We are a coalition of more than 70 human rights organizations from 14 countries around the world, concerned about justice for the people of Timor-Leste. On this, your first visit as Secretary-General to Timor-Leste, we remind you that its people suffered countless war crimes and crimes against humanity during ... read more

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Fuel Quality Directive should put the burden on the oil industry – not promote agrofuel expansion

Fuel Quality Directive should put the burden on the oil industry – not promote agrofuel expansion


Monday, 26th November 2007

Vote ENVI Committee 27th November

To: Members of the Environment Committee of the European Parliament

Dear MEP, The undersigned organisations welcome the proposed measures in the Fuel Quality Directive to force the fossil fuel industry to clean up and reduce emissions, and to prevent even dirtier fuels from getting to the market. We believe that article 7a is a positive step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. However, ... read more

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As Security Council Readies Visit to Timor-Leste, Rights Groups Call For Justice and Accountability

As Security Council Readies Visit to Timor-Leste, Rights Groups Call For Justice and Accountability


 

PO Box 21873, Brooklyn, NY 11202 USA +1/917-690-4391; etan@etan.org

November 21, 2007

Dear Security Council member,

As your delegation prepares to leave for Timor-Leste, we write to urge you to pay careful attention to the transitional justice process for that country. As you will be aware, the people of Timor-Leste suffered countless war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Indonesian invasion and 24-year occupation of their homeland, in violation of numerous United Nations resolutions and human rights treaties. We remind you ... read more

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