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Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of East Timor


ISBN13: 9780415626224
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £30.00



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Gender and Transitional Justice provides the first comprehensive feminist analysis of the role of international law in formal transitional justice mechanisms. Using East Timor as a case study, it offers reflections on transitional justice administered by a UN transitional administration. Often presented as a UN success story, the author demonstrates that, in spite of women and children's rights programmes of the UN and other donors, justice for women has deteriorated in post-conflict Timor, and violence has remained a constant in their lives.

This book provides a gendered analysis of transitional justice as a discipline. It is also one of the first studies to offer a comprehensive case study of how women engaged in the whole range of transitional mechanisms in a post-conflict state, i.e. domestic trials, internationalised trials and truth commissions. The book reveals the political dynamics in a post-conflict setting around gender and questions of justice, and reframes of the meanings of success and failure of international interventions in the light of them.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
1. Introduction: A luta continua! (The Fight Continues!)
2. Sexing the Subject of Transitional Justice
3. Cecelia Soares Recalls: East Timor as a Case Study
4. Beloved Madam: The Indonesian ad hoc Human Rights Court
5. Wearing his Jacket: The Serious Crimes Process
6. Women Cut in Half: The Commission for Reception, Truth Seeking and Reconciliation and the Limits of Restorative Justice
7. Conclusion: 'Operation Love'.
Appendices.
Bibliography