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Open letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono concerning Col. Cav. Burhanuddin Siagian, Commander of the Resort Military Command 172/PWY Jayapura, Papua

Open letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono concerning Col. Cav. Burhanuddin Siagian, Commander of the Resort Military Command 172/PWY Jayapura, Papua


28 June 2007

Dear President Yudhoyono,

We are writing to express our grave concern about the tenure of Col. Burhanuddin Siagian as commander of the Jayapura sub-regional military command (Korem 172/ PWY/Jayapura) in Papua. Col. Siagian has been indicted twice for crimes against humanity in East Timor (now Timor-Leste). Indonesia has not complied with its obligations under international law and Indonesian domestic law to prosecute Col. Siagian for his alleged crimes, and it has furthermore failed to extradite him to East Timor ... read more

Posted on 09:32 AM in democracy, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Papua, Publications, security sector, Transitional Justice
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Open Letter to the Members of European Parliament – Re: EU Biofuel Policy

Open Letter to the Members of European Parliament – Re: EU Biofuel Policy


4th June 2007

URGENT: re amendments and vote on the Draft Opinion on A Roadmap for Renewable Energy in Europe (Rapporteur: Britta Thomsen)

Dear Madam/Sir, As you know, the European Commission is currently working on a proposal for a revised Biofuels Directive, expected to be published in autumn. According to these plans, 10% of all transport fuels have to be biofuels by 2020. Many organisations now prefer to call biofuels ‘agrofuels’, since the word ‘bio’ fuels creates an image ... read more

Posted on 09:41 AM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Letter to Ministers to abandon EU biofuel targets

Letter to Ministers to abandon EU biofuel targets


Februrary 2007

Dear Minister,

OVER 160 ENVIRONMENTAL, DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS CALL UPON THE EU TO ABANDON BIOFUEL TARGETS.

In the build up to the EU Council meeting of Energy Ministers on February 14th, we are writing to you to highlight the concern of many organisations worldwide about proposed EU targets for biofuels. We are calling on you and your government to reject the proposal for EU-wide targets for biofuel use. At the time of writing over 160 organisations from Europe and the ... read more

Posted on 09:56 AM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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We call on the EU to abandon targets for biofuel use in Europe

We call on the EU to abandon targets for biofuel use in Europe


31 January 2007

Open Letter

To: The Council of the European Union, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and citizens in Europe

We are extremely concerned by the plans as presented by the European Commission to adopt a mandatory target for biofuel use in transport. Implementing these measures means that the EU will risk breaching its international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect biodiversity and human rights; because, as set out below – the proposed targets will amongst other things ... read more

Posted on 01:27 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Joint letter on UPM-Kymenne’s cooperation with APRIL

Joint letter on UPM-Kymenne’s cooperation with APRIL


December 20th, 2006

To:
Jussi Pesonen
President & CEO
UPM-Kymmene Oyj                                               

Dear Jussi Pesonen,

We, the undersigned citizens’ organisations, are deeply concerned about UPM-Kymmene’s on-going supplying of pulp from Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL). APRIL’s operations in Riau Province, Indonesia, are causing irreplaceable destruction of nature and social problems.

UPM has been involved with APRIL nearly ten years. During this time main problems of APRIL’s operations — supplying fibre from natural forests, large-scale conversion of rainforests for pulp ... read more

Posted on 04:14 AM in Economy, Labor & Corruption, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Deutsche Bank als „financial advisor“

Deutsche Bank als „financial advisor“


Sorry, this entry is not available in English.
German version

Posted on 05:20 PM in Economy, Labor & Corruption, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Concerns regarding the United Fiber System pulpmill and wood chip mill in Indonesian Borneo (South Kalimantan)

Concerns regarding the United Fiber System pulpmill and wood chip mill in Indonesian Borneo (South Kalimantan)


common NGO letter, 21 November 2005

To:
Raiffeisen Zentralbank
z.H. Gen.Dir. Dr. Walter Rothensteiner
Am Stadtpark 9
A-1030 Wien

walter.rothensteiner@rzb.at
andreas.ecker@rzb.at

To:
Andritz AG
z.H. CEO Dr. Wolfgang Leitner
Stattegger Straße 18
A-8045 Graz

wolfgang.leitner@andritz.com
michael.buchbauer@andritz.com

Re: Concerns regarding the United Fiber System pulpmill and wood chip mill in Indonesian Borneo (South Kalimantan)

Dear Mr. Leitner and Mr. Rothensteiner,

We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned about the involvement of your respective companies in the proposed construction of a huge pulp mill and of ... read more

Posted on 01:31 AM in Economy, Labor & Corruption, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Watch Indonesia! and other NGOs write Members of the UN Security Council on Commission of Experts & Timor Justice

Watch Indonesia! and other NGOs write Members of the UN Security Council on Commission of Experts & Timor Justice


August 22, 2005

Watch Indonesia! and other NGOs write Members of the UN Security Council General to express concern that the report of the independent Commission of Experts appointed to review the prosecution of serious violations of human rights in Timor-Leste in 1999 has not yet been scheduled for discussion by the Security Council. Read the complete letter here (PDF)

Posted on 02:12 PM in Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice
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Watch Indonesia! and other NGOs write Secretary-General on Commission of Experts & Timor Justice

Watch Indonesia! and other NGOs write Secretary-General on Commission of Experts & Timor Justice


August 22, 2005

Watch Indonesia! and other NGOs write Secretary-General to express concern that the report of the independent Commission of Experts appointed to review the prosecution of serious violations of human rights in Timor Leste in 1999 has not yet been scheduled for discussion by the Security Council. read the complete letter (PDF) 

Posted on 08:27 AM in Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice
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Int’l NGOs write UN-Secretary-General on Commission of Experts report

Int’l NGOs write UN-Secretary-General on Commission of Experts report


July 12, 2005

Watch Indonesia and other NGO write Secretary-General to encourage him to support the recommendations made by the Commission of Experts on East Timor that he established in February of this year and whose work concluded on May 26. We also urge him to publish the report of this Commission as soon as possible and to encourage the Security Council to meet soon to discuss its findings and recommendations. read the complete letter

Posted on 08:57 AM in Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice
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