East Timor

  • Aug 4, 2014

    Australian Government silence on the threat posed by East Timor's Media Act would be a betrayal of its journalists and a disservice to the memory of the Balibo Five.

  • Jul 16, 2014
    East Timor’s president should refuse to sign a new media law until parliament revises provisions that will chill free speech.
  • Jul 15, 2014
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  • Jan 19, 2010
    Australia has a good track record of principled diplomacy and implementing targeted sanctions against abusive military governments in Burma and Fiji. Yet it's relatively easy for Australia to speak out about countries where it has few economic interests. It takes more courage and principle to turn up the heat on countries where it has significant economic and strategic interests.
  • Dec 4, 2009
    The Indonesian government should rescind its censorship of a film depicting a military atrocity prior to Indonesia’s 1975 invasion of East Timor.
  • May 21, 2008
    NGOs around the world call Sri Lanka's defeat in today's Human Rights Council elections a victory for the UN body.
  • Feb 14, 2008
    Much of the commentary since Suharto’s death on Jan. 27 has focused on his economic legacy. Of late, triumphalist accounts seem to be eclipsing more nuanced assessments, as observers debate whether overall economic growth during his 32-year tenure overshadowed the nepotism and corruption that marred his rule. Suharto’s political and human rights legacy, wrongly pushed to the sidelines, is at least of equal importance in assessing his record and the challenges facing Indonesia today.
  • Jan 27, 2008
    The death of former president Suharto at age 86 provides an opportunity to commemorate the many victims of his oppressive regime, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch said the Indonesian government should make a serious commitment to hold accountable the perpetrators of human rights abuses during his rule.
  • Apr 4, 2007
    Candidates in Timor-Leste’s presidential election on April 9 should publicly commit to addressing the country’s human rights problems and propose needed institutional reforms.