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Author Stanley, Elizabeth, 1972-

Title Torture, truth and justice : the case of Timor-Leste / Elizabeth Stanley
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2008
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235 pages digital file : map
Series Politics in Asia
Politics in Asia series.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Contextualizing Torture -- 3. Introducing Justice -- 4. Transitional Justice -- 5. Torture in Timor-Leste -- 6. Entrenching Criminal Injustice -- 7. Justice in Truth-telling? -- 8. The Continuation of Violence and Insecurity -- 9. Looking to the Future -- App. Recognizing Torture in the Serious Crimes Process
Summary "Building on observations, documentary analysis and over seventy interviews with both torture victims and transitional justice workers this book explores how torture was used, suffered and resisted in Timor-Leste. The author investigates the extent to which transitional justice institutions have provided justice for torture victims. She illustrates how truth commissions and international courts operate together and reflecting on their successes and weaknesses with reference to wider social, political and economic conditions. Stanley also details victims' experiences of torture and highlights how they experience life in the newly built state of Timor-Leste." "Tracking the past, present and future of human rights, truth and justice for victims in Timor-Leste, Torture, Truth and Justice will be of interest to students, professionals and scholars of Asian studies, International Studies, Human Rights and Social Policy."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web. Last viewed 16 Sept. 2010
Subject Torture victims -- Timor-Leste
Torture -- Timor-Leste
Social conditions.
Torture victims.
Timor-Leste -- Social conditions
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203416597