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Jakarta Post

NGOs to report rights abuse cases to AICHR

  • Arghea Desafti Hapsari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 29 2010   /  09:43 am

NGOs will submit reports on human rights violations at the first formal ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) meeting, despite the fact that the commission has no mandate to investigate rights abuse cases.The meeting is being held at the ASEAN Secretariat from March 28 to April 1. “We will bring reports of political human rights violation, women’s rights abuses and abuse of migrant worker rights,” Purnomo Satriyo P. from the ASEAN People’s Center, a coalition of ASEAN civil society organizations, said on Sunday.The NGOs include the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras), the Indonesian Legal Aid Association (PBHI) and migrant care groups.  Among the reports to be aired at the AICHR meeting are the murder case of noted rights activist Munir Said Thalib in 2004 and the 1984 Tanjung Priok massacre.Purnomo said rights activists want...