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No to deforestation diesel!

No to deforestation diesel!


18 April 2006

Joint Statement of NGO-alliance
We are a broad alliance of human rights and environmental groups who reject the use of fuel gained from palm oil to the detriment of forest ecosystems.

The global boom in palm oil turns out to be a curse for the rainforests and the local communities living there: As a consequence, forests are destroyed, soil, water and air are poisoned by agro-industrial toxins, conflicts over land erupt and the people concerned lose their ... read more

Posted on 04:09 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Retten Sie die letzten Naturwälder!

Retten Sie die letzten Naturwälder!


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German version

Posted on 01:19 PM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Church based aid agencies and human rights organisations demand publication of the final report of East Timor’s Truth Commission

Church based aid agencies and human rights organisations demand publication of the final report of East Timor’s Truth Commission


Aachen/Berlin, December 02, 2005

Press Release by MISEREOR, missio, German Commission for Justice and Peace and Watch Indonesia!

MISEREOR, missio, the German Commission for Justice and Peace as well as the human rights organisation „Watch Indonesia!” appeal to East Timor’s parliament to disseminate the Truth Commission’s report and its recommendations and to ensure that the people of East Timor, especially the victims and their families, are informed of its contents. „The German government, which supported the work ... read more

Posted on 08:11 AM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice
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NGOs urge European governments and industry not to accept Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme MTCC based on its disregard for indigenous peoples’ rights


01 December 2005

Basel / Oslo / Moreton-in-Marsh / Boulder:

 

We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations (NGOs), urge the European Union, European governments and the European timber industry not to accept the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCC) as a guarantee for sustainable or legal timber forest management because the MTCC does not respect indigenous peoples’ rights. We are particularly concerned about the recent certification of a Forest Management Unit in Sarawak, which openly disrespects the Penan people’s rights. The undersigning NGOs support the ... read more

Posted on 11:56 PM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Indonesien: Land für den Tourismus oder für die Bauern?

Indonesien: Land für den Tourismus oder für die Bauern?


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Posted on 03:37 AM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Development, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications
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1965 – one of the darkest chapters in Indonesian history


29 October 2005

Südostasien Informationsstelle e.V. Watch Indonesia! e.V.

Joint statement on the occasion

of the commemoration ceremony

„40 years after the genocideof 1965 in Indonesia“

Saturday the 29th October 2005

in the “Asienhaus Essen”

 

Coming to terms with the past a necessary precondition for democracy

Between 1965 and 1967, in the course of Suharto seizing power, approximately 1 million people were killed in Indonesia. The victims were real and alleged members of the ... read more

Posted on 06:39 AM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Transitional Justice
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Kein Urwald in unsere Schulhefte!

Kein Urwald in unsere Schulhefte!


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Posted on 08:35 PM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Press Releases, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Osttimor: Keine Straflosigkeit für Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit

Osttimor: Keine Straflosigkeit für Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit


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Posted on 02:49 PM in East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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Urgent Appeal: Imminent escalation of violence in Papua needs to be addressed in a level-headed manner

Urgent Appeal: Imminent escalation of violence in Papua needs to be addressed in a level-headed manner


August 05, 2005

August 15th, 2005 may possibly – hopefully – be recorded as a day of peace in Indonesian history books. Two days ahead of the 60th anniversary of Indonesia’s independence, the government is going to sign a peace accord with the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). The bloody conflict in Indonesia’s westernmost province that has lasted for more than 30 years may thus soon be past.

Watch Indonesia! welcomes the accord and calls on all sides to contribute constructively to the ... read more

Posted on 08:10 AM in Aceh, Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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Side Event „Rethinking Justice in East Timor” at the 61st Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, April 1, 2005 in Genevace

Side Event „Rethinking Justice in East Timor” at the 61st Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, April 1, 2005 in Genevace


JOINT PRESS RELEASE By FORUM-ASIA, Watch Indonesia!, ELSAM, Perkumpulan HAK, East Timor National Alliance for an International Tribunal, April 01, 2005 Human Rights Organizations Urge the UN to Fulfill Its Commitment to the Justice Processes in East Timor and Indonesia

Today, East Timorese, Indonesian and international human rights organizations demanded that the stalled justice processes in Indonesia and East Timor be reformed and effective solutions found by the two states and the UN. The event organized by Watch Indonesia!, ... read more

Posted on 08:53 AM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice
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