Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of East Timor by Susan Harris RimmerGender and Transitional Justice: The Women of East Timor by Susan Harris Rimmer

Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of East Timor

bySusan Harris RimmerEditorSusan Harris Rimmer

Hardcover | February 4, 2010

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Gender and Transitional Justiceprovides 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.

Susan Harris Rimmeris Research Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Justice, Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National University
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Title:Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of East TimorFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:February 4, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415561183

ISBN - 13:9780415561181

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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 Indonesianad hocHuman 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