Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Part of a series on the
History of East Timor
Coat of Arms of East Timor
Chronology
Early history
Portuguese colonization
Indonesian occupation
Transition to independence
Contemporary East Timor
Topics
Indonesian invasion
Santa Cruz massacre
Vote for independence
2006 political crisis
Overall timeline
Portal icon East Timor portal

The Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor (more commonly known by its Portuguese acronym CAVR: Comissão de Acolhimento, Verdade e Reconciliação de Timor Leste) was an independent truth commission established in East Timor in 2001 under the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) and charged to “inquire into human rights violations committed on all sides, between April 1974 and October 1999, and facilitate community reconciliation with justice for those who committed less serious offenses.” The Commission delivered its 2,500-page report entitled Chega meaning "stop" or "enough" in Portuguese, covering human rights violations from 1974 to 1999, to the President of East Timor on 31 October 2005. The President then handed the report to the Secretary General of the UN as required by law, on 20 January 2006.

External links[edit]