After the violence: truth, reconciliation and national integration in Timor-Leste

By focusing particularly on how CAVR sought to find ‘the truth’ regarding political violence that had occurred between 1974 and 1999, as well as to secure the reintegration of past human-rights offenders back into society, the central role of the Commission in underpinning the transition to a new nation will be considered.

While the project has continued to focus on CAVR, the socio-political crises that began in 2006 and the Presidential and Parliamentary elections of 2007 have both been drawn into the study so as to help answer the underpinning questions of the project that relate to the nature of nation-formation in a post-conflict Timor-Leste. As such, in 2009 research on the themes of both justice and governance were drawn into the study through an extensive survey of five sites across Timor-Leste. With the project winding up at the end of 2009, the process of writing up various findings is now underway.

Start By 3 July 2010
Completed By 3 July 2011
Funding ARC Discovery Grant

Researcher(s) Damian Grenfell
Program Human Security and Disasters
Location(s) Dili – Timor-Leste