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East Timor and the International Community: Basic Documents

ISBN13: 9780521399791
Published: July 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback 1997)
Price: £52.00
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780521581349

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The long-running dispute over East Timor was for many years an unresolved item on the agenda of the international community. It involved issues of self-determination, non-recognition, and human rights. This book was first published in 1997, five years before East Timor regained its independence. It thus serves as a record of the basic materials relating to the historical background, to the circumstances of the Indonesian invasion and following incorporation of East Timor, to the subsequent development of the dispute in the light of the international community's response to it, and, finally, to the 1995 judgment of the International Court of Justice in the case concerning East Timor between Portugal and Australia. The volume contains a substantive introduction which places the documents in context and provides an overview of the political and legal issues of the dispute.

1. Historical backgroundl
2. Process of decolonizationl
3. UN documents on the situation in East Timor after the Indonesian invasionl
4. Human rights situation in East Timorl
5. Views of Indonesia, Fretilin, UDT and Portugall
6. Responses of third statesl
7. Dispute over the Timor Gap Treatyl
8. The Timor Gap Treaty in the International Court of Justice.

Series: Cambridge International Documents Series

The Kosovo Conflict and International Law: An Analytical Documentation 1974-1999
Edited by: Heike Krieger
ISBN 9781107404533
Published May 2012
Cambridge University Press