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The Nowhere Nation is celebratingits 62nd Independence Day (16 Aug 2007)
The Asian Human Rights Commission - Impunity rules as country marks 62nd Independence Day Indonesia, which received the second highest number of votes in elections to the United Nations Human Rights Council earlier this year, will celebrate its sixty second Independence Day on August 17, 2007. Given these election results, we could imagine that Indonesia is considered as being a moderate nation which consistently promotes and protects human rights. However, a closer look reveals a different picture, as many serious human rights problems remain in the country.

Papua's autonomy not even skin deep: MRP (14 Aug 2007)
JAKARTA: Papua's five-year-old special autonomy status has done nothing to lift social conditions for the majority of Papuan people thanks to the poor allocation of autonomy funds, said the Papuan People's Assembly (MPR) in Australia on Tuesday.

Indonesia Auditor Seeks New Royalty Base For Freeport (14 Aug 2007)
JAKARTA, AUG 13 (Dow Jones)An Indonesian government audit team has recommended that the government change the way it calculates the royalty paid by PT Freeport Indonesia, and lower the copper miner's production limit, Bisnis Indonesia reported Monday.

Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination considers report of Indonesia (14 Aug 2007)
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has considered the initial to third periodic reports of Indonesia on its implementation of the provisions of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Campaign to keep minority voices at the UN (14 Aug 2007)
The voices of minorities at the UN are under threat. As the UN Human Rights Council completes its reform process, there is a danger that for the first time since 1947, there will be no UN forum on minorities.