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KontraS, Komisi Untuk Orang Hilang dan Tindak Kekerasan

Alternate Title KontraS, the Commission for the "Disappeared" and Victims of Violence; Commission for the "Disappeared" and Victims of Violence; Komisi Untuk Orang Hilang dan Tindak Kekerasan
Creator Komisi Untuk Orang Hilang dan Tindak Kekerasan (Indonesia)
Organization Type Non-governmental organizations
Organization Based In Indonesia
Geographic Focus Indonesia
Subjects Human rights workers; Disappeared persons; Human rights (General); Political atrocities
Summary KontraS was formed in March 1998 by the coalition of twelve pro-democracy NGO's including the Independent Committee for Election Watch, the Alliance Independent Journalist, Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation, and the Indonesian Islamic Student Movement. The groups aims to improve awareness for human rights and support changes in Indonesian "law and politics that will bring about increased protection of the people from disappearances and violence." Presents information about Kontras and its activities with news, lists and information on disappeared persons, human rights reports, and links to related reports.
Languages Indonesian; English