Formal accountability mechanisms for mass violations in Asia and the Pacific are often compromised, and lack political support.  Perpetrators go unpunished and remain unrepentant, resulting in a breakdown of the rule of law and ongoing cycles of violence.  But, despite this, and in the face of discrimination and threats of violence, survivors and human rights defenders continue to advocate for truth and justice.

The Stolen Children of Timor-Leste

Since 1975, thousands of Timorese children have been abducted and taken to Indonesia.  With the cooperation and assistance of the governments of Timor-Leste and Indonesia, AJAR has been tracing these “stolen children”, and reuniting them with their families.

Our work with the Stolen Children

Empowerment of Rohingya Refugees

AJAR works to educate and empower Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, while documenting their experiences in a quest for accountability.  Many are victims of serious human rights violations, and all have lost their homes and possessions.

Latest News & Updates

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Indonesia-Timor-Leste relations: Good neighbors and unfinished business

3 days ago – This article was published in the paper edition of The Jakarta Post with the title ” Indonesia-Timor-Leste relations: Good neighbors and unfinished business”. Click to read: https://www.thejakartapost.com/paper/2022/05/20/indonesia-timor-leste-relations-good-neighbors-and-unfinished-business.html. “Good fences make good neighbors,”…