Subject: RA: Justice no closer for victims of atrocities 

Radio Australia (12/10/01, 08:59:52 AEST)

Justice no closer for victims of atrocities in East Timor

A legal conference in Australia has heard those responsible for atrocities in East Timor appear no closer to being tried for their crimes, despite a United Nations brokered deal with Indonesia.

Convenor of the East Timor Jurists Association, Aderito Soares was speaking at the Caxton Legal Service's Access to Justice conference in Brisbane.

Mr Soares says a Memorandum of Understanding or M-O-U between the U-N and Indonesia has not lived up to expectations:

"It turns out I was mistaken in implying a logical outcome to this M.O.U. In practise, the government of the republic of indonesia has reneged on this M.O.U. meaning that there has not been any transfer of evidence and witnesses let alone suspects to be tried by the special panel."

(12/10/01, 08:59:52 AEST)


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