human rights courts
Our success in upholding human rights can be measured by gathering concrete evidence of the outcomes of the priority agenda and strategies we adopt. However, the current government and its leaders, SBY and Boediono, have not yet guaranteed basic rights for citizens or promoted human rights and security.
We have long been concerned with the justice and accountability for human rights and war crimes committed in Timor-Leste.
As you meet this week to discuss the situation in Timor-Leste, we remind you that United Nations -- and more specifically Security Council -- pledges and obligations concerning human rights and accountability for serious human rights crimes remain unfulfilled.
We are writing on behalf of organizations long concerned with the justice process in Timor-Leste.
As you meet this week to discuss renewing the UN mission in Timor-Leste, we urge you to look at the unfulfilled UN pledges concerning human rights and accountability for serious human rights crimes committed in Timor-Leste between 1975 and 1999.
Briefing by the UK's Indonesia NGO Forum and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Rights President ahead of the planned visit of the Indonesian President to the UK, calling for parliamentary action on West Papua; Impunity; Aceh; and Climate justice and sustainable livelihoods.
To read the briefing, please download the PDF file.
1. This submission is made to the OHCHR by TAPOL, a UK-based NGO, formed in 1973, which promotes human rights, peace and democracy in Indonesia. TAPOL is a relevant stakeholder under Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007.
Priority issue: Impunity
2. The submission highlights the issue of impunity and recommends that the Human Rights Council (HRC) addresses four particular concerns in its review of Indonesia:
TAPOL's 25th anniversary comes just months after the downfall of the Indonesian dictator, Suharto. A glance back at what we have tried to do provides an insight into the depth and persistence of gross human rights violations suffered by people living under Indonesian rule. It will help identify the tasks which lie ahead as Indonesia struggles to create a democratic country