Amnesty International is a grassroots movement with more than 2.2 million subscribers and members in more than 150 countries who work to protect human rights worldwide. This report on Indonesia includes background information on human rights violations by police and military personnel, and discrimination and violence against women.
This group aims to protect the human rights of people around the world by supporting efforts to prevent discrimination, uphold political freedoms, investigate and expose human rights violations. This page on Indonesia includes links to reports on topics such as the impunity of law enforcement officials ('Briefing Papers and Publications: Out of Sight') and political prisoners ('Briefing Papers and Publications: Protest and Punishment').
Agreed to by the governments of Indonesia and Australia in 1999, this treaty obliges both countries to assist in the investigation and prosecution of serious crimes including 'an offence against the law relating to dangerous drugs or narcotics.'
Under the International Transfer of Prisoners Act of 1997, the Government of Australia may have prisoners transferred to and from another country to serve out the balance of their sentences. Sixty four countries currently participate in the program with Australia according to the website - Indonesia is not one of them.
The report from the U.S. Congressional Research Service offers details on the some of the current issues which influence the relationship between the Australia and Indonesia (pages 11-12), including the Corby case, counter-terrorism assistance, and East Timor.
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