July 2007

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ETAN and SOMET monitor elections in Timor-Leste

Action ALERT from ETAN & West Papua Advocacy Team: Urge Indonesia to Remove Indicted Officer from West Papua  send a fax via ETAN

The UN Right Not to Cooperate with Joint Indonesia-Timor "Truth" Commission Farce

SOMET Congratulates the People of Timor-Leste on Parliamentary Election

CNE: Provisional Results from Timor-Leste's Electoral Commission

Indonesia: Remove Timor-indicted colonel from West Papua; Crimes against humanity suspect a threat to Papuans

U.S. House of Representatives Calls for Human Rights Accountability  and Military Reform in Indonesia

June 2007 La'o Hamutuk Bulletin: screening Timor-Leste's police; Restructuring petroleum regulation; Alliance for an International Tribunal strategy; CMATS: Timor-Leste's fifty-year loss of sovereignty; Editorial: Amnesty law perpetuates impunity

LH: Submission on draft local content guidelines for oil companies operating in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste's Força 2020 military plan

Rights Groups Call For End To Farcical Joint Timor-Indonesia Commission; Write Presidents of Indonesia and Timor-Leste

Report of the Solidarity Observer Mission for East Timor (SOMET) on the Timor-Leste 2007 Presidential Elections (also in Tetum)

STAE: Calendar for Parliamentary Elections

ALERT: Urge Your Representative to Support HRes 121; Support WWII "Comfort Women"

National Alliance for an International Tribunal: Statement Truth and Friendship Commission Investigation must be for Justice, Not Amnesty

TL National Alliance Continues to Struggle for Justice

ETAN submission to JSCT on CMAT Treaty
Other submissions can be found here

ETAN: An Overview Justice Processes and Commissions for Timor-Leste

Bush Administration Grants Unlimited Military “Aid” to Indonesia Betrays Military’s Victims and End-Runs Congress
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July 22 - 28

UN Boycotts Timor Truth Body
Ban urges U.N. officials not to testify before truth commission
NGOs slam RI-Timor Leste commission meeting
Lack of support helped in cover-up of Indonesian atrocities - James Dunn

St John of God Foundation backs young people in East Timor

E Timor asks for Australian troops to stay on in 2008
E Timorese rally against Aust 'interference'
Australian PM to visit East Timor, Bali

ETimor president sets deadline for new government
Judge revokes Reinado amnesty
Security Tight In E Timor's Capital After Gangs Set Houses On Fire

Col Siagian warns against the use of separatist symbols
Indonesian Military “Counterterrorism” Equals More Repression

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July 17 - 20

Search for Timor rebel called off
In East Timor, food shortages take hold
ET youth present Ramos-Horta with solutions

Parties making headway towards new government says Alkatiri
Social Democrats say no to government alliance
Political Rivals Meet In East Timor Hills To Negotiate Government Formation
No government for ETimor until August- President
Fretilin, Gusmao Agree on E.Timor unity government

Queensland church bell rings support for East Timor
Portuguese Mission Helps Elderly And Kids In Poor Seaside Villages

Northern Territory awaits dawn of Sunrise

UN Rights Chief interviewed in Indonesia
Timor torture- Air Chief Marshal Houston replies

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FTM: Cancelling AusAID-funded project

UN: Official Vows UN Will Not Turn 'Blind Eye' to Peacekeeper Misconduct
UNMIT Weekly Issue No 1 - 27 July 2007

Asia Foundation: Women’s Empowerment

NZDF: Election success the highlight of Timor-Leste deployment

IFRC: Flooding and Landslides DREF Bulletin No MDRTP001
UNMIT: "There is no short term solution to the internal displacement situation in Timor-Leste" says UN Humanitarian Coordinator
Victorian Schools Build Closer Ties To East Timor
C.P.I. Quarterly Reports June 2007

Progressio: New Timor-Leste ruling coalition must tackle food and oil
CAFOD 'Cautious but Hopeful' following East Timor Elections

APSOC: Indonesia urged to withdraw indicted senior army officer from West Papua, extradite to Timor Leste for war crimes

Petroleum Fund annual report

UNDP News Monthly  June 2007
ILO: Timor-Leste: Setting the STAGE for a brighter future
IFRC: Programme Update no. 03
NRO: Timor Leste: New shelters for displaced families

UNMIT: UNPol and PNTL hold seminar on rebuilding the PNTL
UNMIT: Role of UN Volunteers was crucial to the success of the elections in Timor-Leste, said President José Ramos-Horta
UNMIT: Escaped prisoner charged with murder and arson recaptured by PNTL
UNIFEM Regional Programme Director Lands in Timor Leste to Celebrate Women’s Participation in Recent Elections

UNICEF: Creating child-friendly spaces for Timorese children still displaced by civil unrest
Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Health launches nationwide health volunteer programme to encourage communities to play active role in their own health

Timor-Leste's Força 2020 military plan

Australian Parliament: Joint Special Committee on Treaties report on CMATS Treaty

Forum-Asia: Open Letter to President Ramos-Horta on impunity

June 2007 Friends of Alola Newsletter

UN: 5th Comm. approves UNMIT budget; Pkeeping overhauls

Fondation Hirondelle: Timor-Leste National Media Survey Final Report

World Bank: US$2.5 million to Stabilize Timor-Leste’s Electricity Supply Services
World Bank Approves US$6m Grant To Support Education

WFP assists drought response in Timor Leste, but needs more donor help
FAO/WFP crop and food supply assessment mission to Timor-Leste
UNICEF: Timor-Leste crisis: A year on
WHO: Timor-Leste: Emergency and humanitarian action, news
East Timor Nurse Appeal Update

East Timor Votes for Parliament
Elections 2007 - campaigns; results; laws and regulations; observer reports; and other background

UN: Eighth And Final Report Of The Certification Team

Belun/IFES: Election Violence Education and Resolution (EVER) Report 2: June 13 ­ July 1

APSOC: Davao-based solidarity group says Timor elections mission a success

UNMIT Congratulates All Political Parties in the Post-Voting
Security Council Press Statement for Parliamentary Elections in Timor-Leste

SOMET Congratulates the People of Timor-Leste on Parliamentary Election

AusGov: Downer on East Timor Parliamentary Elections

CNE: Provisional Results from Timor-Leste's Electoral Commission

A patient at the National Hospital in Dili casts her vote in Timor-Leste's Parliamentary Elections - 30 June 2007 Photo: Martine Perret/UNMIT  

KOMEG: Results of observations of voting on 30 June
Results of observations by KOMEG observers in 13 districts for the campaign period,  29 May - 27 June 2007

UN Statement Ahead of Elections in Timor-Leste: Secretary-General; Security Council; Special Representative of the SG
UNMIT: Political parties agree to dialogue and condemn violence in Ermera
UNMIT: Political Campaigning Concludes Across Timor-Leste
UNMIT: Distribution of Ballot Papers Commences

IFES Project Monitors Election Violence in East Timor

European Union deploys Election Observation Mission to Timor Leste

UNMIT: Greater Logistical Challenges Ahead of Parliamentary Elections
UNMIT: Campaigning Continues Across Timor-Leste

UNIFEM: 'I Can' campaign celebrates women's political potential in Timor-Leste

Political Party Accord
CNE: Party lists of candidates
UN: Seventh Report of the Electoral Certification Team (English)

Voters Education for the Prisoners at Ermera's Jail. Photo by Martine Perret/PIO/UNMIT  
Voters Education for the Prisoners at Ermera's Jail Photo Martine Perret/PIO/UNMIT  

Women's Participation in Elections - Campaign
UNIFEM Timor Leste Launches Campaign In Support of Women¹s Empowerment
ALP: Update of Political Parties and Groupings of Timor Leste 2nd edition Party websites and blogs UDT blog; CNRT; PD, Fretilin

New Zealand Media Observation Mission: Media Stage One Report

Unmit Welcomes The Signing Of The Political Accord Ahead Of The June 30 Election

ICG: Timor-Leste’s Parliamentary Elections Asia Briefing N°65
UNDP Timor-Leste elections website
STAE: Calendar for Parliamentary Elections


UNHCR: Sixth anniversary of the United Nations designated World Refugee Day
World Bank Approves US$6m Grant To Support Education In Timor-Leste

UNICEF: Survey on HIV/AIDS in Timor-Leste reveals widespread misconceptions among young people

J Dunn: Balibo - Over-reacting to the Sutiyoso Affair
TAPOL Book Review: Negligent Neighbour New Zealand's Complicity in the Invasion and Occupation of Timor-Leste
Order Negligent Neighbour from ETAN
The Wire: No justice for 1999 (Audio)

A Lobbying Bonanza: Indonesia hired well-connected firms to restore U.S. funding cut off after 1991 massacre

LH: Submission on Seismic Survey Environment Plan
TLGOV: Consumer Price Index MARCH QUARTER 2007


Audio: Paul Cleary on East Timor. Economic crippling and the Australian Oil Grab

U.S. State Department: Trafficking in Persons Report with chapters on Indonesia and East Timor

Transcript of UNMIT Press Conference: 8 June 2007
The Search Continues For A Wanted Man In Viqueque
The Un Strengthens Electoral Security After Two Fatal Shootings

UN: PRESS CONFERENCE BY Timor-Leste special representative
Head Of The Un In Timor-Leste Concludes His Visit To Portugal
Unmit Pays Tribute To Peacekeepers Around The World 

JSMP: Oecusse District Court Conducts Hearing in Corruption

List of Friendship Councils and Community Groups in Australia

Remembering the Activist Priest Mangunwijaya and East Timor

MTRC: Humanitarian Update - 080607
UNHCR: Emergency response to internal displacement in East Asia and the Pacific
UNDP News Monthly June 2007  May 2007

Japanese Red Cross Society: First Aid project in Timor-Leste
UNDP: New Swedish Contribution Targets The Justice Sector

RDTL Parliament: text of new Law on Truth and Clemency (via LH)

ALP: East Timor Defence Report Further Undermines Our Regional Relevance

Loro Horta: East Timor: a tough road ahead

The Oecussi Festival

NZDF recognises international day of UN peacekeepers in Timor-Leste

USGOV: Ambassador-Designate to Timor-Leste at confirmation hearing

Amnesty International Report 2007: Timor-Leste, Indonesia

July 7 - 14

E. Timor's new parliament to begin session July 30
East Timor's continued uphill battle to secure a future
Wobbly democracy for East Timor
ETimor president consults bishops on new government
ETimor's top court endorses election results
Fretilin threatens legal battle
Fretilin says may form minority E.Timor government
Fugitive E.Timor Rebel Surrounded

In East Timor, language creates a headache
China's gift of building to East Timor typifies charm offensive in Asia 
Launch of the State of the World Population 2007

Sutiyoso 'Led Torture in Timor' [incl- Electric Shocks, Burns]

RI Wants Full Revival of US Military Aid
Flag politics and the fallacy of separatism

UNMIT Daily Media Review 

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July 2 - 7

JRH's New Directions for E Timor
Fretilin proposes alternative government
Gusmao party forms coalition for E.Timor government
Timor President Wants Unity Government
A Minority can Govern Says Alkatiri
ETimor's ruling party wins parliamentary polls
Division in Timor needs to be healed

E Timor observers cheer smooth elections but fear trouble ahead

Court asked to look at Timor's controversial amnesty law
Catholic Church ready to mediate in East Timor, but gov’t to clarify status of 'fugitive'

Timor-Leste to build Presidential Palace with Chinese fund
Aussie forces to stay in ETimor 'until 2008'

Despite its immense problems, Timor is embracing democracy

Indonesia Bars U.S. Congressman from Papua
Indonesian president meets U.S. congressmen
Indonesian embassy comments on the case of Colonel Siagian

Floods and washouts- Environment Restoration in East Timor urgently needed
Conference on Indonesian-Australian Maritime Border to be held in Bali  

UNMIT Daily Media Review 

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