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„Es ist ein Wettlauf gegen die Frustration“

„Es ist ein Wettlauf gegen die Frustration“


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Posted on 10:40 AM in Human Development, East Timor, Politics & Democracy, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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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

Posted on 09:05 AM in Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice
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Trading Justice for Friendship

Trading Justice for Friendship


March 29, 2005

An Analysis of the Terms of Reference of the Commission of Truth and Friendship for Indonesia and East Timor

by Leonie von Braun

On March 9, 2005 Indonesia and East Timor signed a bilateral agreement creating a Commission of Truth and Friendship (CTF). The mandate and functions of this Commission, which is set to deal with the violent past of the two neighbouring countries, pose profound difficulties for those who strive for accountability for the human ... read more

Posted on 08:35 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice
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Ungracious reception of SBY’s Kado Natal for Papua

Ungracious reception of SBY’s Kado Natal for Papua


Information and Analysis, 4 March 2005

 

by Petra Stockmann

 

Why the Government Regulation on the Papua People’s Council has been greeted with protest rather than joy

 

On December 26th, 2004, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) paid a visit to Papua. As a “Kado Natal”, a Christmas gift, he brought along with him a long overdue piece of legislation, namely the Government Regulation on the Papua People’s Council. The Papua People’s Council (Majelis Rakyat Papua, MRP) is a special ... read more

Posted on 01:25 PM in democracy, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Judiciary & Administration, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, 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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Hafturlaub für den Holzbaron

Hafturlaub für den Holzbaron


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Posted on 06:41 PM in Economy, Labor & Corruption, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Key elements of the Law on Special Autonomy for the Province of Papua

Key elements of the Law on Special Autonomy for the Province of Papua


Conference “Autonomy for Papua – Opportunity or Illusion?”, 04-05.06.2003

by Theo van den Broek

The original idea

It might be useful to recall that the offer of autonomy had been made by the Central Government in 1998, i.e. at the very beginning of increasing protests by the Papuan community, in order to counter their demand for freedom and independence. A similar proposal had been addressed to the Aceh Province, another province in the Indonesian Republic which is looked at as a ... read more

Posted on 09:01 PM in Activities, Conference Autonomy for Papua, June 2003, democracy, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Papua, Past Events
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Komnas HAM beschließt Zähne zu zeigen

Komnas HAM beschließt Zähne zu zeigen


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Posted on 09:50 AM in "In the Spotlight", Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, SUARA magazine
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Indonesia: Human Rights Report 2002

Indonesia: Human Rights Report 2002


February 2003

Introduction

During the year 2002 a number of positive developments have taken place in Indonesia. Some key aspects of these are that agreements to resolve conflicts in Aceh, the Moluccas and Poso/Sulawesi have been signed, that the military and police have announced that they will relinquish their seats in Parliament and that Constitutional amendments codify some changes concerning Indonesia’s political system.

As is well known, Indonesia has fallen victim to a severe terrorist attack, which resulted in a huge loss ... read more

Posted on 07:59 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch's Studies and Reports
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