Timor-Leste: Remembering the past: Recommendations to effectively establish the “National Reparations Programme” and “Public Memory Institute”

Victims, their families and civil society organizations in Timor-Leste continue to call for truth, justice and reparation for human rights violations committed there between 1974 and 1999. The Timorese Parliament has recently decided to debate and enact two laws establishing a national reparations programme and a follow-up institution to the CAVR. In this document, Amnesty International identifies what it considers to be seven essential areas where the two draft laws must be strengthened and ensure the success of the efforts to address the suffering of the victims.

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