New York, New York, USA
- Justice for past serious crimes
- Police and law enforcement
- Lasting security requires sustainable, equitable development
- Democratic governance
La’o Hamutuk has written at length about the continuing obligation of the United Nations and the international community to act, and not only preach, to end impunity for crimes against humanity and other serious crimes committed as part of Indonesia’s occupation here. We will not repeat those comments here, except to recall that many Indonesian, international and Timorese bodies, including the 2000 KPP-HAM and UN COI, 2005 CAVR, and 2005 Commission of Experts, recommended an international tribunal if other measures fail to end impunity (paras. 9 and 81).
Establish a mechanism during the UNMIT mission which will lay the groundwork for the eventual creation an International Tribunal.
Expand the mandate of the Serious Crimes Investigation Team (SCIT) to include some of the most grievous crimes committed prior to 1999, such as the 1975 invasion, 1983 Kraras Massacre, 1991 Santa Cruz Massacre, and others.
Give SCIT the authority and sufficient resources to prepare and publish formal indictments for cases they have investigated.
Ines Martins, Mariano Ferreira, Juvinal Dias, Charles Scheiner
La’o Hamutuk Justice Team