Helen Jarvis
Australia found complicit in crimes against humanity
Helen Jarvis

Helen Jarvis, a member of the seven-judge panel of the International People’s Tribunal on 1965 Crimes Against Humanity in Indonesia (IPT), outlines findings that condemn the Indonesian state and its Western allies that were complicit in the mass slaughters that brought the dictator Suharto to power in the 1960s.

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The State of Indonesia is guilty of and responsible for crimes against humanity.

Following hearings in The Hague last November, the IPT delivered its findings and recommendations on 20 July.

Oslo conference calls for end to Rohingya genocide
Helen Jarvis

In recent weeks, world attention finally has focussed on the desperate situation of the thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded on rickety boats in the Andaman Sea, the horrific remains of staging camps in Malaysia and Thailand and the unbearable conditions at home in Burma that forced them to flee in the first place.

Tribunal condemns Sri Lankan genocide against Eelam Tamils
Tribunal condemns Sri Lankan genocide against Eelam Tamils
Helen Jarvis

The ongoing genocide against the Eelam Tamils by the Sri Lankan state is finally attracting condemnation – both internationally and, more significantly, within Sri Lanka. On 27 January the Northern Provincial Council (the elected regional authority of the north and east of the island) adopted a resolution condemning the killing of more than 100,000 Tamils during the civil war. The ethnic cleansing carried out by the Sri Lankan state was described as equivalent to genocide.

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