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John Braithwaite

The plan of this essay is first to defend and tweak the systematic comparativism of the Diehl and Druckman model, then to describe the Timor-Leste peace operation case, then to evaluate it in terms of the Diehl and Druckman evaluation model. For Systematic Comparativism Comparativism in

Development Alternatives in Timor-Leste

Recasting Modes of Local Engagement

Sam Carroll-Bell

world, it’s not one that obviously guides how development bureaucrats appear to think about places like Timor-Leste and how they structure their interventions. Peake 2013:55 For 14 years, Timor-Leste has been home, albeit temporarily, to thousands of international development volunteers

Tom Kirk

1 Introduction: Building Ideals Following independence from Indonesia in 1999, Timor-Leste’s constitution laid the foundations for a court system, uniform access to justice and the right of the accused to the assistance of a lawyer. 1 These aims were initially supported by the peacekeeping

International Peacekeeping: The Yearbook of International Peace Operations

Volume 14: Gender equality and United Nations Peace Operations in Timor Leste


Louise Olsson

This book expands the inquiry of United Nations peace operations to incorporate their effects on the equality of the host state. To achieve this, a mainstream-based analytical framework, additionally informed by suggestions from feminist research, is formulated and applied to the case of Timor-Leste. The study makes two contributions. Firstly, it enhances our ability to trace changes in the power balance between men and women by developing the concept of gender power-relations, especially introducing security equality (understood as the distribution of protection between men and women). Secondly, when the concept of gender power-relations had been developed to enable a more fine-grained analysis, the project proceeds to systematically explore effects of peace operations on these power-relations in the host state. The results shows the importance of considering the differences in situation of men and women in order both to avoid doing harm and to obtain a more equal peace.

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste República Democrática de Timor-Leste Capital: Dilly (Dili) (Population estimate, 2012: 195,000) Head of State: Francisco Guterres Flag: The flag is formed by two superimposed triangles with their bases at the hoist; the black triangle, of a height equal to one

Lisa Palmer and Andrew McWilliam

1 Introduction Timor-Leste’s historic achievement of independence, following a generation of resistance struggle (1975–1999), came at a substantial cost. The destructive withdrawal of the Indonesian military in 1999 prefigured the collapse of the market economy and wage employment opportunities, as

Andre Borgerhoff

© Brill, Leiden, 2006 EJEAS 5.1 Also available online— 2006008. EJEAS 5.1. Proef 5. 14-7-2006:10.49, page 101. THE DOUBLE TASK: NATION- AND STATE-BUILDING IN TIMOR-LESTE ANDRE BORGERHOFF 1 Abstract. Timor-Leste 2 has been facing the arduous task of building a viable nation

Jodie O'Leary and Lucy Hopkinson

The population of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste totals approximately 1.07 million. Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion, comprising almost 97% of the population. Just over 2% of the population is Protestant, including the Assemblies of God, Seventh-day Adventist, Pentecostal, and


Jude Butcher, Peter Bastian, Margie Beck, Tony d'Arbon and Youssef Taouk

This book argues that development aid in small post-conflict states, particularly in the educational field, benefits from a commitment to a shared vision, fostering co-operative relationships and working within local capacity, credibility, and attentiveness to immediate and longer-term development goals.

It uses Timor-Leste as its case study of a faith-based partnership in the development of the Instituto Católico para a Formação de Professores (ICFP) at Baucau. The people of what was then East Timor voted overwhelmingly for independence in 1999 and the nation building, including reforming education, in this post-conflict small state began. The book reports how, through the commitment of the partners to capacity building and transforming education, East Timorese staff have assumed positions of responsibility in the Institute. ICFP has received very positive accreditation reports from the national authority in terms of its vision, courses, staff and student quality, and infrastructure.

The significance of the challenge and what has been achieved in this teacher education institute is studied against the history of the East Timorese people and the educational policies of their former colonial powers. The history, scope and responsibilities of the partnership reveal how the partners were of one mind in terms of foundational values, institutional deliverables, infrastructure and sustainability for the Institute.

This educational capacity building and its outcomes are testimony to the relevance of the development principles of the Paris Declaration and the Accra Accord as well as to the partners’shared vision as faith-based people and organisations and their commitment to Catholic social teaching.

Elizabeth Exposto


The delimitation of maritime boundaries between Timor-Leste and Australia was a historic process initiated under the compulsory conciliation mechanism in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The resulting Treaty between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Australia Establishing their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea (‘Timor Sea Treaty’) reflects a remarkable achievement for the young nation of Timor-Leste in securing its sovereign maritime rights. This contribution examines the historical context which led to the Timor Sea Treaty, the challenges faced during the negotiation process, and the significance of the Timor Sea Treaty to the renewed relationship between the two countries.