July  2006

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U.S. Must Support Strong UN Mission in Timor-Leste Contact the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations today!
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Letter to UN Secretary-General on Justice

Listen to ETAN's Forum on the crisis in East Timor

LH Suggestions for the Next United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste

ETAN: Secretary of Defense Must Not Undermine Reform, Rights on Visit to Jakarta

ETAN: Statement by the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network on the Current Violence in Timor-Leste

ETAN Calls for Restrictions on Military Assistance to Indonesia to Promote Reform and Accountability; House Committee Would Turn a Blind Eye to Rights Violations, Impunity

ETAN Statement on Recent Events in Timor-Leste; Country Fragile, International Assistance, Justice Still Needed

Groups Urge Congress to Restrict Assistance to Indonesian Military in Legislative Mark-up  

Groups Urge Australia to Adopt Humane Refugee Policies Toward Papuans; Oppose Proposed Changes to Migration Law

Key Senators Criticize Waiver Allowing U.S. Weapons Exports to Indonesia; Cite Administration's Lack of Strategy to Encourage Accountability and Reform

Bush Administration Grants Unlimited Military “Aid” to Indonesia Betrays Military’s Victims and End-Runs Congress
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I’ve long admired ETAN’s work. For well over a decade, ETAN has conducted some of the most effective grassroots campaigns I know. With limited resources, they helped free a nation and fundamentally changed policy toward one of the U.S.’s closest and most repressive allies, Indonesia.
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Pramoedya Ananta Toer dies (also excerpts from statements on E. Timor)
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July 28 - 19

East Timor refugees languish in camps, too frightened to go home
Church urges reconciliation, but soldiers boycott Mass for victims
Timor Leste Picking Up The Pieces
East Timor PM to focus on healing rifts- Indonesia

Timor rebel 'faces jail'
Military chief to answer questions on May 25 massacre of police
Lobato retracts admission he armed hit squad
Dissident army officer detained for illegal arms possession
Rebel officer surrenders arms after cache spotted by int'l police
Timor Teens Terrorise Camps of Displaced
1,000 weapons handed in during two-month voluntary disarmament

Ramos Horta promises movement on Timor Sea deal
North Dakota Pastor visits country in turmoil

Downer flags significant E Timor troop withdrawal
EU bolstering long-term help with immediate 'rapid-reaction' aid
E. Timor needs 800 international police for up to five years
Appeal for international police contingent
Senator Feingold questions Bolton on E Timor

ASEAN to amend its amity treaty if E. Timor serious to join
Timor Leste Hopes Asean Will Relax Conditions On Membership

Indonesia asks US to provide naval vessel, radar to secure Malacca Strait
Apcet II hearing told of ‘dark side of justice’

UNOTIL Daily Media Review 

28 July
27 July
26 July
25 July
21 - 24 July

July 22 - 15

UN's legacy of shame in Timor
Letter to Ian Martin from Rede Feto (Women's Network) Timor Leste
UN Security Council meets to plan new peacekeeping force
Portuguese-speaking nations back UN force in Timor
Australian PM in E. Timor Talks; Sees Need for Intl Forces 'For Some Time'

Australia's Timor presence to be rebalanced- PM
'Substantial' UN police presence needed in restive East Timor - envoy
International police securing East Timor

East Timor premier offers weapons amnesty
Horta orders Investigation of East Timor's Civil Service
New cabinet offers fresh start for government
Govt drafts new budget, upping funds for post-violence rebuilding

East Timor's Coffee Industry Hurt By Recent Unrest

Blog Notes From Dili, Catatan Dari Dili
PST: The people are paying the price
Agitator brings focus to crusade - Ian Melrose

Shock as TNI Assets Estimated at Only US$108.2 Million
Indonesia asks US to provide naval vessel, radar to secure Malacca Strait

Attorney-General formally sworn in ahead of hearing Alkatiri on arms
Ex-PM Alkatiri questioned by prosecutors on hit team allegations
Defense asks arms charges be dropped against ex-minister

Dili refugee camps considered too good to leave

IOM trucks deliver rice to the 1500 IDPs living at the Becora Canossiana Sisters camp. © IOM 2006 (Photo: Angela Sherwood)  

UNOTIL Daily Media Review

21 July
20 July
19 July
18 July
15 - 17 July

Selected UN, government and other documents
see Reliefweb for more links*

TLGOV: Timor Leste: PM encouraged by newfound enthusiasm and vigour in the community* (July 22) 
IOM: Timor Leste: IOM sponsors NRC camp management training* (July 21)
UN aid official in Timor-Leste helps launch employment programme for the homeless* (July 21) OCHA: Timor-Leste: Population Displacement OCHA Situation Report No. 13* (July 20)
UNDP: Employment Opportunities For Vulnerable Groups* (July 20)

Timor-Leste needs ‘long term commitment’ from international community: UN envoy* (July 19)
Special Envoy Ian Martin Press Encounter following briefing with the Security Council* (July 19)
Timor-Leste: UN appeal for those displaced by violence is almost funded; some concerns* (July 18)

Australia Prime Minister visits UNOTIL* (July 18)
Greens: Australian troops should leave Iraq, stay in East Timor* (July 18)
ALP: Rudd on Timor* (July 18)
New Zealand Police contingent starts work in Timor-Leste*(July 18)

Australian Volunteers International plans to rebuild Timor-Leste program* (July 17)
Concern: East Timor Crisis* (July 17)
TLGOV:  Timor-Leste: Prime Minister Ramos-Horta hits the deck running* (July 17)

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Security Council Report: August 2006, Timor-Leste

UNICEF condemns use of children in the front-line of demonstrations in Dili

National Survey of Young People in Timor Leste (March 17 2005)

UNOTIL: UN Welcomes Anti Corruption Campaign

Alola Foundation Update July 17

JSMP: Detention and Trials during the Recent Unrest (July 7)

BEYOND THE CRISIS IN TIMOR-LESTE: Options for future stability and development, Canberra, June 9 2006

East-West Center: Indifference and Accountability: The United Nations and the Politics of International Justice in East Timor by David Cohen

The Lusosphere reports on the 10 years of CPLP

District Administrator of Aileu Visits Melbourne

IFES: Unrest in East Timor Symptom of Political, Social Divide
USAID Discussion Brief: Electoral Outlook in Timor-Leste: Implications of the Recent Crisis

East Timor Law Journal: Institutions and the East Timorese Experience

Jamestown Foundation: China and East Timor: Good, But Not Best Friends

ICFTU: Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Timor-Leste; Indonesia

AI: Timor-Leste: All parties must act resolutely to ensure justice for both current and past violations of human rights

UN: Opening Inaugural Session Of Peacebuilding Commission
Security Council Report: Special Research Report on  Peacebuilding Commission

European Commission and the Government of Timor-Leste sign strategic document on their cooperation for the period 2006-2007

UNDP: 27 Timorese Legal Practitioners Sworn in to Provide Immediate Strength to Justice Sector

Asian Development Outlook 2006: Timor-Leste

East Timor Law Journal: East Timor: Extradition Requests and Letters Rogatory

USAID land law program II Timore-Leste : final report

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East Timor Law Journal updated and expanded website
Many English translations of laws have recently been added

Tetum Wikipedia

HRW - East Timor: Torture and Mistreatment by Police

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July 15 - July 7

"East Timor- Too many men with too many guns"
'East Timor- Coup, Mismanagement, Future' final edn, by Rob Wes
Toward a New Timor-Leste- the Shared Responsibility of Religious Institutions

Conspiracy theory haunts East Timor
Lord Downer the diplomat
Horta to Drive Gas Deal 
Unanswered questions in power plays

Speech on the Swearing in of the second Constitutional Government
Retread Govt 'part of problem, not solution', say opposition chiefs
East Timor unveils new ministers, tasks them with restoring calm
Doubts Linger on New PM's Ability
Reconciliation among rival security forces 'not easy' - Ramos Horta

How the UN failed Timor Leste
UN to investigate Dili violence
UN backing needed until 2011, says new PM
CONG- Barney Frank -- Support for East Timor, July 10, 2006

Indonesia reopens border for Indonesians entering E Timor

New PM, govt bring hope of solution to crisis, says EC chief Barroso
Letter From Indonesia- Struggling East Timor, a country of little hope
Two cheers for the changes in East Timor [and more]

Catholic Church welcomes new 'driver' for embattled East Timor
Alleged E. Timor hit squad leader hands in weapons

Ramos-Horta Sworn in as E. Timor's New PM
Australian returns to aid East Timor Government
Address by Dr Ramos-Horta at his swearing in ceremony as PM
Horta a Good Choice But Challenges Lie Ahead- Analysts
East Timor's new PM makes return of refugees a priority
OPMT's response to Kirsty Sword Gusmao

UNOTIL Daily Media Review

14 July
13 July
12 July
11 July
8 July - 10 July

Selected UN, government and other documents
see Reliefweb for more links*

TLGOV: Timor-Leste: Prime Minister welcomes European Commission's support* (July 13)
OCHA: Timor-Leste: Population Displacement OCHA Situation Report No. 12 (July 12)

Timor-Leste: UN presents prime minister with blueprint to strengthen rule of law* (July 11) 

Srsg Hasegawa Delivers Accountability And Transparency Report To New Prime Minister Ramos-Horta* (July 11)

TLGOV: East Timor: "Handover weapons to authorities" - PM appeals* (July 11)
TLGOV: Address by Dr José Ramos-Horta at his swearing in ceremony as Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste* (July 10)  

Timor-Leste: UN envoy outlines tasks of new UN mission in troubled country* (July 10)
UN: SG welcomes establishment of new Timor-Leste government, calls for spirit of reconciliation* (July 10)
UNOTIL: Press Conference by Special Envoy Ian Martin* (July 9)


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July 8 - July 1

UN- Justice or Appeasement - Human Rights in East Timor
Australia confident that Timor gas deal not jeopardised by crisis
Cuba steps in to aid East Timor health system

Analysts criticize Indonesia's military elite for superior attitude
TNI told end of U.S. bans no reason for rights complacency [+Juwono blamed]

Ramos-Horta is new East Timor PM
Ramos-Horta named as ETimor's new prime minister
Australia welcomes Ramos-Horta as ETimor's prime minister

East Timor prosecutor suspects Alkatiri in weapons distribution case
Australia Spies misread East Timor PM
A Failed Transition in Dili

RMDH- second phase of joint monitoring
Alkatiri Lashes Australia Over Bias

More army dissidents surrender weapons
Hunt for Timor's looted weapons; Cuban aid; UN inquiry
GLW: Deepening of elite crisis

UN inquiry team promises report on violence by 1st week October
The Bulletin-E.Timor- Out and out madness
PM's immunity from prosecution?
Major forces reorganisation for East Timor after violent clashes
JRH- A UN role in Timor Leste
CPLP says crisis a sterner test than earlier ones within bloc

Xanana asked RI to support recovery efforts in Timor Leste
Horta urges Australia to lead UN force [+The Unusual Suspect]
Fears for pregnant women amid crisis in East Timor
EU appoints special envoy, plans Dili office to enhance cooperation
East Timor's Parliament Meets On Budget, Ex-PM
Congress: Hearing on E Timor- Instability and Future Prospects

Selected UN, government and other documents
see Reliefweb for more links*

Un Officials Meet Rebel Soldiers Leaders In Effort To Resolve Crisis* (July 7)
Un Officials Meet Party Leaders In Effort To Resolve Crisis* (July 6)

TLGOV: Confidence returning to Timor-Leste* (July 7)

Workers Online: The Month of Living Dangerously* (July 7)
WHO/Health Action in Crises: Timor-Leste situation report* (July 7)
IOM: Third Cycle of Rice Distribution Begins (July 7)
WFP: Emergency Report n. 27 (July 7)

OCHA: Timor-Leste: Population Displacement OCHA Situation Report No. 11 (July 6)
UNOTIL: UN Officials Meet Rebel Soldiers Leaders In Effort To Resolve Crisis* (July 6)

UNOTIL: UN officials meet Party Leaders in effort to resolve crisis* (July 5)
Operation Tuituia - New Zealand Police Deployment To Leave for Timor-Leste* (July 5)
UNICEF Reports Malnutrition Among Children Displaced by Violence* (July 4)
EC: President Barroso appoints Mr Miguel Amado as a special envoy of the Commission to East Timor* (July 4)
IOM Steps Up IDP Camp Coordination and Management (July 3)
Caritas works to heal divide in E. Timor* (July 3)

AUSAID: Australia Doubles Humanitarian Assistance to East Timor* (July 2)

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