Related Resources

The following list of resources are available either in print or online from the Stanford Libraries or available online from other institutions.

This is a selective list of books and reports that are intended to provide context, background, analysis on international criminal tribunals, the history of East Timor, the United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor (UNTAET), and the Special Panels for Serious Crimes (SPSC) in East Timor.


East Timor Locator Map. Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), CC BY 3.0

East Timor, History, Conflict, and Genocide

Braithwaite, John, Hilary Charlesworth, and Aderito Jesus de Soares. 2012. Networked Governance of Freedom and Tyranny: Peace in Timor-Leste. Acton, A.C.T.: ANU E Press.

Durand, Frédéric. 2006. East Timor: a Country at the Crossroads of Asia and the Pacific : a Geo-Historical Atlas. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Books.

Durand, Frédéric, and Geoffrey C. Gunn. 2016. History of Timor-Leste. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Books.

Gunn, Geoffrey C. 2011. Historical dictionary of East Timor. Lanham: Scarecrow Press.

Jardine, Matthew. 1995. East Timor : Genocide in Paradise. Tuscon, AZ : Odonian Press.

Kammen, Douglas Anton. 2015. Three centuries of conflict in East Timor. New Jersey : Rutgers University Press.

Kiernan, Ben. Genocide and Resistance in Southeast Asia : Documentation, Denial & Justice in Cambodia & East Timor. New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, c2008.

Molnar, Andrea Katalin. 2010. Timor Leste : Politics, History, and Culture . London; Routledge.

Robinson, Geoffrey. 2010. "If you leave us here, we will die": How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Robinson, Geoffrey. “Break the Rules, Save the Records: Human Rights Archives and the Search for Justice in East Timor.” Archival Science 14, no. 3–4 (October 2014): 323–43.

World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School. Mass Atrocity Endings. “Indonesia: East Timor”. Tufts University. Accessed July 24, 2018.

International Criminal Law and Tribunals

Bassiouni, M. Cherif. 2011. Crimes Against Humanity Historical Evolution and Contemporary Application. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

Brown, Bartram S., ed. 2011. Research Handbook on International Criminal Law. Research Handbooks in International Law. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Joseph, Sarah, and Adam McBeth. 2010. Research Handbook on International Human Rights Law. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Kurtas, Susan. Research Guides: UN Documentation: International Law: Courts & Tribunals. Accessed August 3, 2018.

Norman, Geras. 2013. Crimes Against Humanity : Birth of a Concept. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Accessed August 3, 2018. ProQuest Ebook Central.

Schabas, William, and Nadia Bernaz, eds. 2011. Routledge Handbook of International Criminal Law. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.

Schabas, William, and Shannonbrooke Murphy. 2017. Research Handbook on International Courts and Tribunals. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Peace Street Art in Dili. Image Credit: Leigh-Ashley Lipscomb

Background and Analysis of SPSC

American University Washington College of Law, War Crimes Research Office. Resource Guide: Special Panels for Serious Crimes In East Timor. American University Washington College of Law. Accessed August 3, 2018.

Broderick, Peter, Daniel Cassman, Margaret Hagan, Brian Hoffman, Lexi Shechtel, Anne Johnson Veldhuis, Jessica Fox, Hamida Owusu, and Samuel Saunders. 2013. Legal history and the rule of law in Timor-Leste. Stanford Law School, Timor-Leste Education Project. Stanford, CA.

Cohen, David. “Indifference and Accountability: The United Nations and the Politics of International Justice in East Timor.” East-West Center Special Report, No. 9. Honolulu: East-West Center, June 2006.

Cohen, David. "'Justice on the Cheap’ Revisited: The Failure of the Serious Crimes Trials in East Timor.” Asia Pacific Issues Series, May 2006. Honolulu, East-West Center.

Galbraith, Peter. "The United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor (UNTAET)." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (American Society of International Law) 97 (2003): 210-12.

MacQueen, Norrie. 2015. "United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)." In The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. : Oxford University Press.

Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor

Comissão de Acolhimento, Verdade, e Reconciliac̦ão Timor Leste, and International Center for Transitional Justice. 2005. Chega!: Final Report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor. New York, N.Y.: International Center for Transitional Justice.

Neto, Félix, Maria da Conceição Pinto, and Etienne Mullet. 2011. Forgiveness and reconciliation in an inter-group context: East Timor's perspectives. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Wolf, Willem-Jan van der, Claudia Tofan, and International Courts Association, eds. 2011.The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in East Timor. [The Hague] : Nijmegen, The Netherlands: International Courts Association; Wolf Legal Publishers.