In October 1999, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) published a report, Ruler's Law, that described how Indonesia's first two presidents - Sukarno and Soeharto - created an environment i
TAPOL in the press
A greater devolution of power to the regions in Indonesia than that accommodated by present autonomy law provisions should be an option in peace building.
It has been asserted in your columns this week (Local Elections and Papuan Politics, July 11, 2005) that because the majority of West Papuans participated in general elections in 2004, they were therefore participating in an internal referendum.
Honest and open-minded talk about Aceh and West Papua is rare in Indonesia. Yet some Indonesians recently came together in London to have just such a conversation.