Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of East Timor

Citation:

Harris-Rimmer, Susan. 2010. Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of East Timor. New York: Routledge.

Author: Susan Harris-Rimmer

Abstract:

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. (Amazon)

Topics: Gender, Women, Justice, Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict, Rights, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Violence Regions: Oceania Countries: Timor-Leste

Year: 2010

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