January 13, 2013
New twist in dodging Dutch war crimes investigations
Three Dutch institutions asked funding from their government to do research into the events of Indonesia´s war of independence 1945-49. End of December 2012 Minister of Foreign Affairs Timmermans responded: “Indonesia thinks it is not a good idea”.
The institutions – the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD) and the Dutch Institute for Military History (NIMH) – expressed their ‘disappointment’.