Writer: Betty Yolanda dan Indriaswati Dyah Saptaningrum
Collation: xii, 110 halaman
Impresum: Jakarta: ELSAM, 2010
Price: Rp -
Since the beginning of its establishment, the Commission of Truth and Friendship (CTF) has garnered pessimisms and criticisms from the society, notably given that is was established by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Governments of Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Substantial flaws in its Terms of Reference (ToR) were also subjected to harsh criticisms, notably the clauses on the process of the CTF that will not lead to judicial prosecution and on the feasiblerecommendation of amnesty or rehabilitation for the perpetrators.
In the mind of these continuous pessimisms and criticisms, the CTF, however, managed to complete its main mandate to establish the conclusive truth about gross human rights violations which occurred in East Timor in 1999 and to produce recommendations upon such an establishment. On 15 July 2008, the CTF submitted a 380 page report to the two governments, affirming the occurrence of gross human rights violations in East Timor in 1999 which led to institutional responsibility of the Indonesian institution and of the pro-independence militias that were attributable to States.
In view of the findings and conclusions, the book aims to provide a critical evaluation of the CTFs Final Report. It endeavors to positioning the Report in the settlement process of past human rights abuses in Indonesia. Subsequent to elaborating the findings and recommendations, it then moves on to questioning to what extent can the CTF be said to be the most appropriate choice of transitional justice mechanism, taking into account the flaws in its process. Having considered all aspects, it is suffice to say that despite its drawbacks, as a transitional justice mechanism, the CTF has served as a valuable lesson-learned for the overdue settlement process of past human rights violations in Indonesia.
The publication of the book is expected to provide a different angle at the CTFs Final Report, a report brought forth by a flawed mechanism. The Government of Indonesia needs to be as proactive as it was when dealing with gross human rights violations in East Timor in 1999.
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