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THE PARLIAMENT SHOULD PUSH THE GOVERNMENT TO ESTABLISH THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION IN ACEH

WE, FROM A NUMBER OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE CONCERN WITH HUMAN RIGHTS SUPREMACY IN ACEH, ARE PUSHING THE GOVERNMENT TO IMPLEMENT SERIOUSLY THE AGENDA OF UPHOLDING HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES IN ACEH. THIS AGENDA IS A LEGAL MANDATE FROM THE LAW NUMBER 11/2006 ON THE ACEH GOVERNMENT.

THE PEACE AGREEMENT BETWEEN INDONESIA AND THE ACEH FREEDOM MOVEMENT ON AUGUST 15, 2005 IS AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SPIRIT TO HALT VIOLENCE IN ACEH THAT ALREADY TAKES PLACE FOR YEARS AND HAS MADE PEOPLE SUFFER. THEREFORE, THERE IS AN URGENT NEED TO SOLVE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION CASES IN ACEH.

TO DATE, THE GOVERNMENT HAS SHOWN WEAK COMMITMENT IN SOLVING THE CASES. THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT MADE THEIR BEST TO PREVENT VIOLENCE IN ACEH DESPITE THE HELSINKI AGREEMENT AND THE LAW ON ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION (UUPA HAVE MANDATED THE GOVERNMENT TO ESTABLISH HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL IN ACEH AS WELL AS FOR THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION. SADLY, THE DUE DATE IS ALREADY OVER).

WE ARE IN VIEW THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS STRATEGIC ROLE IN PUSHING THE SOLUTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN ACEH IN THE PAST AS WELL AS EFFORTS TO PREVENT SUCH VIOLATION HAPPENS IN THE FUTURE. THIS IS BECAUSE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WAS DRAFTING UUPA ALONG WITH SOME MEMBERS OF LEGISLATORS. MOREOVER, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD MONITOR GOVERNMENT’S PERFORMANCE AS MENTIONED IN THE UUPA.

IN ADDITION TO HISTORICAL AND ITS CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD DO THEIR BEST IN REVEALING THE TRUTH HAPPENED IN ACEH, ESPECIALLY DURING CONFLICT, IMPROVING THE CONDITION OF THE VICTIMS AND BRINGING THE PERPETRATORS WHO COMITTED SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BEFORE THE COURT

THEREFORE, WE RECOMMEND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THROUGH COMISSION III, TO ASK THE GOVERNMENT ON THE EFFORTS TO SOLVE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION IN ACEH. THE SOLUTION SHOULD BE SUBSTTANTIAL AND FAIR TO THE CIVIL SOCIETY, WOMAN AND CHILDREN IN PARTICULAR. DELAY WILL BE CONSIDERED AS AN EFFORT TO PROLONG THE SADNESS AND LET THE PERPERATORS REMAIN FREE.

 

JAKARTA, 22 JANUARY 2008

 

KOALISI PENGUNGKAP KEBENARAN ACEH/COALLITION TO REVEAL THE TRUTH IN ACEH
(MEMBERS IN JAKARTA: KONTRAS, ICTJ, ELSAM, HRWG AND IMPARSIAL)