SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES CONCRETE STEPS BY INDONESIA, TIMOR-LESTE TO ENSURE FULL ACCOUNTABILITY, AS FINAL REPORT OF TRUTH AND FRIENDSHIP COMMISSION SUBMITTED

15 July 2008
SG/SM/11700

SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES CONCRETE STEPS BY INDONESIA, TIMOR-LESTE TO ENSURE FULL ACCOUNTABILITY, AS FINAL REPORT OF TRUTH AND FRIENDSHIP COMMISSION SUBMITTED

15 July 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11700
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SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES CONCRETE STEPS BY INDONESIA, TIMOR-LESTE TO ENSURE FULL

ACCOUNTABILITY, AS FINAL REPORT OF TRUTH AND FRIENDSHIP COMMISSION SUBMITTED

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General has taken note of the submission of the final report of the Commission of Truth and Friendship to the Presidents of Indonesia and Timor-Leste, and the subsequent joint statement issued by the two Governments.  He looks forward to the early public release of the report and hopes that this process will be the first step towards achieving justice and reconciliation.

The Secretary-General welcomes the commitment made by the two Presidents to follow up action and encourages the Governments of Indonesia and Timor-Leste to take concrete steps to ensure full accountability, to end impunity and to provide reparations to victims in accordance with international human rights standards and principles, and in line with the recommendations of the Commission of Experts and the Secretary-General’s report on Justice and Reconciliation for Timor-Leste (document S/2006/580).  The Secretary-General reiterates the availability of the United Nations to extend its technical assistance in the implementation of such measures.

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