Feto sira-nia asesu ba justisa tranzitóriu iha Timor-Leste. Eskola buta huruf

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Pérez Vásquez, Noemí
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Global Campus of Human Rights
Seeing the role of transitional justice an area of contestation, this book focuses on the principle of equality guaranteed in the access to transitional justice mechanisms, through the case of Timor-Leste. By raising women’s experiences in dealing with the law and policies as well as the implications of community and family practices during post-conflict situations, the book shows how these mechanisms may have been implemented mechanically, without considering the different intersections of discrimination, the public and private divides that exist in the local context or the stereotypes and values of international and national actors. The book argues that without unpacking the barriers in the administration of transitional justice, the different mechanisms that are implemented in a ¬post-conflict situation like in Timor-Leste may set a higher threshold for the participation of women. Moreover, by taking into account women’s perceptions of justice, it argues that scholars have paid insufficient attention to the welfare structures that are produced after a conflict, particularly the pensions of veterans. Going beyond the focus on sexual violence, a relationship between the violations and post-conflict economic justice may have longer-term consequences for women since it perpetuates their inequality and lack of recognition in times of peace. The use of transitional justice may thus exacerbate the invisibility of and discrimination against certain sections of the population. Inspired by the work of Hannah Arendt and based on extensive field research in Timor-Leste, the book has larger implications for the overarching debate on the social consequences of transitional justice.
Timor-Leste, transitional justice, women's rights, conflict, gender discrimination, participation