United Nations

The UN human rights commission agreed by a single vote to hold a special meeting in Geneva this week to discuss the situation in East Timor. The European Union, the US and Australia all want the commission to authorize an international mission to investigate the situation, which could lead to the establishment of an international war crimes tribunal. Indonesia prefers an internal inquiry. Late today, the commission postponed any decision until Monday. The EU, seeing that Indonesia has support from Asian, South American, Arab and African nations, is now sponsoring a watered down resolution. Claire Doole reports from Geneva.



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