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ASEAN urged to form human rights court (26 Aug 2009)
A coalition of 70 Asian NGOs called on ASEAN countries Tuesday to create a regional human rights court, amid criticism over the grouping's failure to form a powerful rights commission and to push Myanmar to free Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

No International Red Cross Return For Papua (26 Aug 2009)
Jakarta Globe- The Indonesian government on Friday reiterated its position that the International Committee of the Red Cross would not be allowed to open an office in Papua, despite the Australian Senate's motion urging the government to allow the Red Cross unfettered access to the troubled region.

Independence aspirations persist despite autonomy (22 Aug 2009)
Jakarta Post- The granting of special autonomy to the Papua region has not proven sufficient enough to quell the ongoing internal struggle of its people for independence and separation from Indonesia.

Yudhoyono Declares Regional Autonomy a Success (19 Aug 2009)
The Jakarta Post- Despite lingering concerns over poor implementation in the field, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has said regional autonomy has been successful during his five years as president.

Human rights defenders at risk: Imparsial (14 Aug 2009)
The Jakarta Post- The Indonesian Human Rights Monitor, Imparsial, said the lack of recognition and protection was endangering human rights defenders in Indonesia.