The Truth and Reconcilliation Commission in East Timor


Shipping Weight: 600 gram
Published: 01-2012
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058871190

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The Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor (more commonly known by its Portuguese acronym CAVR: Comissão de Acolhimento, Verdade e Reconciliação de Timor Leste) was an independent truth commission established in East Timor in 2001 under the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) and charged to "inquire into human rights violations committed on all sides, between April 1974 and October 1999, and facilitate community reconciliation with justice for those who committed less serious offenses." The Commission delivered its 2,500-page report entitled Chega meaning "stop" or "enough" in Portuguese, covering human rights violations from 1974 to 1999, to the President of East Timor on 31 October 2005. The President then handed the report to the Secretary General of the UN as required by law, on 20 January 2006.


In this work an overview of the work of the Commission is presented. It is the first of more books devoted to Truth and Reconcilliation Commissions around the world.