Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence

The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Indonesian: Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan (KontraS)) is an Indonesian human rights organization established in 1998 to investigate forced disappearances and acts of violence. It was founded by human rights activist Munir Said Thalib, who in 2004 was poisoned on a flight to Amsterdam.[1][2]

KontraS
Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence
Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan
PredecessorIndependent Human Rights Monitor Commission (KIP-HAM)
FormationMarch 20, 1998; 24 years ago (1998-03-20)
FounderMunir Said Thalib
HeadquartersJakarta
Chairperson
Galuh Wandita
AffiliationsInternational Federation for Human Rights, International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations, World Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Websitekontras.org

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Linblad, Feek; Colombijin, J. Thomas, eds. (2002). Roots of Violence in Indonesia. Leiden: KITLV Press. p. 3. ISBN 90-6718-188-9.
  2. ^ Hegarty, Stephanie (24 May 2011). "Indonesian human rights widow fights for justice". BBC.