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Open letter: There is merit in the idea of criteria

Open letter: There is merit in the idea of criteria


April 21, 2005

The honourable Delegation of Indonesia c/o Commission on Human Rights Geneva

 

Dear Excellency, Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Indonesia has been elected to chair the 61st session of the Commission on Human Rights because of its constructive contributions to the UN system in the last years and as an acknowledgement to the democratisation process since 1998. The election of Indonesia as Chairman has raised expectations that the human rights agenda at domestic level will be further pushed in the near ... read more

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Commission of Experts to Review the Prosecutions of Serious Violations of Human Rights in Timor-Leste

Commission of Experts to Review the Prosecutions of Serious Violations of Human Rights in Timor-Leste


International Federation for East Timor (IFET), 20 April 2005

Secretariat: Charles Scheiner, P.O. Box 1182, White Plains, New York 10602 USA Tel. +1-914-831-1098 U.N. Representative: John M. Miller, 48 Duffield St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA Tel. +1-718-596-7668 fax: +1-718-222-4097

20 April 2005

Justice Prafullachandra Bhagwati Professor Yozo Yokota Ms. Shaista Shameem c/o Ms. Norul Rashid, Secretariat

Dear Excellencies, The International Federation for East Timor (IFET) represents more than two dozen non-governmental organizations from all over the world. Our ... read more

Posted on 03:37 PM in Joint Open Letters, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice
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Joint letter to Indonesian President

Joint letter to Indonesian President


International Federation for East Timor, 04 April 2005

Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President
Republic of Indonesia
Via Facsimile: +62 21 3452685/ 5268726/ 3457782

It was with great dismay that we received news that your government has not yet issued visas to Justice Prafullachandra Bhagwati of India, Professor Yozo Yokota of Japan, and Ms. Shaista Shameem of Fiji. These three eminent persons comprise the members of the Commission of Experts appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to review the justice processes in ... read more

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IFET letter to UNSG on justice

IFET letter to UNSG on justice


International Federation for East Timor (IFET) International Secretariat: Charles Scheiner P.O. Box 1182 White Plains, New York 10602 USA Tel. +1-914-831-1098 ifet@etan.org U.N. Representative: John M. Miller 48 Duffield St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA Tel. +1-718-596-7668 fax: +1-718-222-4097 john@etan.org www.etan.org/ifet

December 20, 2004

His Excellency Kofi Annan Secretary-General United Nations New York, NY 10017 By fax: +1-212-963-7055 Honorable Secretary General: We are writing to encourage you immediately to appoint a Commission of Experts ... read more

Posted on 09:20 AM in Joint Open Letters, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice
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Asien-Reise zur Förderung einer ökologisch und sozial verträglichen Wald- und Papierwirtschaft in Indonesien und zur Lösung der Umschuldung des APP-Konzerns nutzen!

Asien-Reise zur Förderung einer ökologisch und sozial verträglichen Wald- und Papierwirtschaft in Indonesien und zur Lösung der Umschuldung des APP-Konzerns nutzen!


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IFET letter to President Xanana Gusmão

IFET letter to President Xanana Gusmão


International Federation for East Timor, March 31, 2003

Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão
President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Palace of the Ashes
Dili, Timor-Leste

Your Excellency,

Having regard to our continuing solidarity with the people of Timor-Leste in their tasks of reconstruction and nation-building, we are writing to express our concern about your response to the decision by the Serious Crimes Unit (SCU) to indict on 24 February 2003 several high-ranking Indonesian military officers for crimes against humanity ... read more

Posted on 04:56 PM in Joint Open Letters, East Timor, Publications, State- & Nation-Building, Transitional Justice
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IFET: United Nations urged to establish international tribunal

IFET: United Nations urged to establish international tribunal


October 25, 2001

IFET, the International Federation on East Timor, sent this letter to UN Secretary General today:

Honorable Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan, We are writing to urge you to support the establishment by the United Nations of an international tribunal to try the war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed in East Timor from 1975 onward. As we wrote to you on 5 July and 30 August of last year, the International Federation for East Timor and ... read more

Posted on 12:26 PM in Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice
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Environmental Agreement For ECAs at The OECD Threatened by German Government Obstructionism

Environmental Agreement For ECAs at The OECD Threatened by German Government Obstructionism


17 September 2001

LETTER TO GERMANY’S CHANCELLOR SCHROEDER

BACKGROUND:

Negotiations have continued for more than two years at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for an environmental agreement for Export Credit and Investment Insurance Agencies (ECAs). These negotiations represent an important first step toward binding, stringent, internationally accepted and common social, environmental and human rights standards for ECAs. ECAs are the world’s largest sources of public finance for destructive large-scale infrastructure projects in low income countries. They are responsible for ... read more

Posted on 04:59 PM in Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Mining, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Environment & Climate
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IFET: CGI should be postponed indefinitely

IFET: CGI should be postponed indefinitely


September 22, 2000

The following is the full text of a letter sent today by the International Federation for East Timor to James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank. IFET, which includes three dozen organizations from around the world, is asking for a postponement of the Consultative Group on Indonesia (CGI) meeting until Indonesia takes substantive steps to end militia violence in West Timor. CGI, which includes all the principal multilateral and bilateral funders for Indonesia, is currently scheduled to meet ... read more

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Statement to CNRT Congress

Statement to CNRT Congress


Dili, August 28th, 2000

Click here for Portuguese version Dear friends of the CNRT Congress, We are members of international solidarity groups in support of Timor Loro Sae who have come here to attend your Congress as observers. Our organizations, over long years, have tried to raise awareness on the issue of East Timor and to advocate the right of its people to self-determination. It is a very strong and emotional feeling to watch you meeting here, ... read more

Posted on 03:03 PM in Joint Open Letters, East Timor, Publications, State- & Nation-Building, Transitional Justice
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