Rethinking Human Rights and Peace in Post-Independence Timor-Leste Through Local Perspectives – Palgrave Macmillan Studies on Human Rights in Asia (Hardback) Ying Hooi Khoo (editor), National University of East Timor (editor)
This book offers perspectives from the ground on human rights and peace in Timor-Leste. By highlighting the local voices, this book draws on their experience and expertise in engaging with questions concerning the nexus between human rights, peace and development. It posits that these concepts no longer mean absence of conflict, and argues that sustainable peace must be built from rights frameworks to protect the locals’ interests in the processes. Acknowledging the lack of autonomy on local actors in peace-making contexts, the book emphasizes the urgent need to facilitate the creation of political and social structures that can support and offer contextual rights and dignity for the Timorese community.
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Singapore
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2021