Saturday, February 20, 2010

Audio: If you leave us here we will die

A conversation with Geoffrey Robinson - former political affairs officer with the United Nations mission in East Timor (UNAMET) and current history professor at UCLA - talks about his new book with ABC Radio National's Late Night Live host, Phillip Adams. Robinson talks about "the thinking within the UN and the international community at the time," and provides "a vivid personal account of what he witnessed in East Timor. Robinson also addresses the enduring question of how best to seek justice for the crimes of the past."

His new book ""If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die": How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor" was recently published by Princeton University Press. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

HAK Association on the 'ninja' and the human rights situation in Covalima and Bobonaro

HAK Association on the Human Rights Situation in Covalima and Bobonaro

As an organization that works for human rights, HAK Association is concerned with the situation in Bobonaro and Covalima Districts, especially the population's right to security. HAK considers the reaction of the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) to the "Ninja" group as an obligation of the competent organs of the state to comply with their human rights commitments. To assure that the police response actually is in accordance with the law and human rights principles, HAK sent a monitoring team to observe the human rights situation in the two districts from 31 January to 4 February 2010.

Read full statement here: