Indonesia, East Timor officials open truth commission

[JURIST] After last week's initial meeting [JURIST report], the Indonesia-East Timor truth commission officially opened Thursday in Bali. The commission to investigate the 1999 violence in East Timor [Wikipedia backgrounder] is aimed at reconciliation and continued improving relations between the two countries [Jakarta Post report], but, to the dismay of the UN, will not bring prosecutions. Despite a recommendation [PDF report] by the UN's independent Commission of Experts, Indonesia opposes a UN-led tribunal [JURIST report], calling it "unnecessary." Australia's ABC News has more.

 

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