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TAPOL calls on the UK Government to apologise for its role on 1960s massacre in Indonesia

On 17 and 24 October, the Observer newspaper published new research undertaken by academics and journalists, disclosing the existence in 1965 of a covert unit in the UK Foreign Office. The unit spread disinformation purporting to be from Indonesian ‘patriots’ living outside Indonesia, encouraging massacres.

Government Must Promote Basic Rights and Security

Human Rights Message from KontraS Commemorating World Human Rights Day, 10 December 2010

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.

Letter on justice and accountability for Timor‐Leste

Your Excellency

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.

Submission to 2008 Universal Periodic Review of Indonesia by UN HRC

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: 25 years and still going strong

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