Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of East Timor / Edition 1

Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of East Timor / Edition 1

by Susan Harris Rimmer
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415561181
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Series:
Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of 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

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