East Timor


1,107,000 people





Map of East Timor

Area in square kilometers

15,007 km2
East Timor was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century, and was known as Portuguese Timor until Portugal's decolonization of the country.
Indonesia invaded East Timor on December 7, 1975 and left in 1999. 3 Centavo coins also used. 4 .tp is being phased out.
relinquished control of the territory and East Timor became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on May 20, 2002. East Timor is one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia, the other being the Philippines. East Timor is a lower-middle-income economy.
East Timor declared itself independent from Portugal on 28 November 1975, but was invaded and occupied by Indonesian forces nine days later. It was incorporated into Indonesia in July 1976 as the province of East Timor. During the subsequent 24-year occupation, a campaign of pacification ensued.
East Timor is a small country in Southeast Asia, officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco.
majority of East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia. Immediately following the referendum, anti-independence Timorese militias — organised and supported by the Indonesian military — commenced a punitive scorched-earth campaign.
by offering the East Timorese a greater degree of control over their local affairs. He refuses, however, to consider their fundamental demand for an internationally-supervised referendum on self-determination.
including the detention and imprisonment of East Timorese for the expression of their political views.
The Indonesian invasion and occupation of East Timor is one of the worst atrocities of this century. The occupation has claimed the lives of over 200,000 Timorese people,* one-third of the original population.
Independent East Timor or FRETILIN ; Social Democrat Party of East Timor or PSD ; Socialist Party of Timor or PST ; Sons of the Mountain Warriors (also known as Association of Timorese Heroes) or KOTA ; Timor Democratic Union or UDT ;
UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET) has maintained about a thousand peacekeepers in East Timor since 2002; East Timor-Indonesia Boundary Committee continues to meet, survey, and delimit the land boundary, but several sections of the boundary especially around the Oekussi enclave remain unresolved; Indonesia and
On 20 May 2002, East Timor was internationally recognized as an independent state.
East Timor is one of the lowest in the world. Its Human Development Index (HDI), however, corresponds to a medium degree of human development and places East Timor 142nd among the world's states.
relinquished control of the territory and East Timor became the first new sovereign state of the twenty-first century on May 20, 2002. East Timor is one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Southeast Asia, the other being the Philippines.
The East Timorese are primarily of Melanesian races, with a population of 680,000 by the time of the Portuguese withdrawal in 1975. The first were related to the principal indigenous groups of New Guinea and Australia, and arrived before 40,000 years ago.
assistance to East Timor over a period of two years until all operational responsibilities were fully devolved to the East Timor authorities.
International Force East Timor (INTERFET) is a United Nations-mandated multinational force formed to address the deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in East Timor.
East Timorese Government Information * Government Portal Provides information on government leadership, agencies and departments, the constitution, local history and culture, and travel.
in which the people of East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia. After the results were announced, gangs of independence opponents, supported by the Indonesian military, terrorised the population in a civil war that destroyed much of the country's infrastructure.
East Timor includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor, and the small islands of Atauro and Jaco.
eastern half of the island of Timor, East Timor, is a former Portuguese colony that declared itself independent from Portugal on 28 November 1975. Nine days later, Indonesian forces invaded and occupied the former colony, with the tacit approval of the United States and Australia.
Although East Timor, whose economy is largely agricultural, was one of the world's poorest nations at independence, it has offshore oil and gas fields in the Timor Gap off East Timor's southern coast that are under development and have begun to produce revenue.
East Timor is governed under the constitution of 2002. The president, who is head of state, is popularly elected and may serve two five-year terms. The government is headed by the prime minister, who is appointed by the president.
East Timor voted for independence in 1999 and achieved full independence in 2002. Dili is the capital. Population: 1,080,000.
against East Timor in the Asian Qualifiers of 2014 Brazil World Cup to be held on Wednesday. "We are ready to go and the players... 7.
East Timorese in traditional attire attend a ceremony marking the country's 9th Independence day anniversary in Dili, East Timor May 20, 2011.
will take on East Timor on Saturday in the second leg... 3. Reuters Pictures logo Reuters Pictures 1 month ago An East Timorese salutes during a ceremony marking the country's 9th Independence day anniversary in Dili, East Timor May 20, 2011.
East Timor during the illegal annexation from 1975 - 1999; d. reports on legal proceedings in the Courts of East Timor.
East Timor Law & Justice Bulletin ROCCIPI Analyses of Social Problems in East Timor The Circulation of Lottery Tickets in East Timor Serious Crimes and Amnesty in East Timor Communal Rights on Adat Land in East Timor
East Timor, the legal system and legal policy in East Timor; 2. provide a portal for research on the law of East Timor ; 3. disseminate knowledge and awareness of the law of East Timor; 4. compile and republish: a.
Statement of East Timor and Indonesia Action Network on President Obama's Visit to Indonesia West Papua Advocacy Team: Open Letter to President Obama on The Eve of His Visit to Indonesia President Obama meets with President Yudhoyono at
information about, and ways to help, East Timor (Timor-Leste), which was invaded and subjugated by U.S. ally Indonesia in 1975. East Timor chose independence in August 1999 and was soon destroyed by the Indonesian military. East Timor finally became independent on May 20, 2002.
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control over East Timor, the situation has changed enough that both documents have been released in their entirety. Other documents found among State Department records at the National Archives elucidate the inner workings of U.S.
invasion of East Timor involved the "illegal" use of U.S.-supplied military equipment because it was not used in self-defense as required by law. Although Indonesia was a major site of U.S.
The Indonesian invasion of East Timor in December 1975 set the stage for the long, bloody, and disastrous occupation of the territory that ended only after an international peacekeeping force was introduced in 1999.
and New Zealand were murdered in the East Timorese town of Balibo shortly after they had filmed regular Indonesian army troops invading East Timorese territory. On November 28, FRETILIN declared East Timor an independent state, and Indonesia responded by launching a full-scale military invasion on December 7.
East Timor is located in Southeast Asia, on the southernmost edge of the Indonesian archipelago, northwest of Australia.
Portugal resumed colonial authority over East Timor in 1945 after the Japanese defeat in World War II. Following a military coup in Lisbon in April 1974, Portugal began a rapid and disorganized decolonization process in most of its overseas territories, including East Timor.
East Timor is located in the eastern part of Timor, an island in the Indonesian archipelago that lies between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. East Timor includes the enclave of Oecussi, which is located within West Timor (Indonesia).
Map of East TimorMap of East Timor President: Jose Ramos-Horta (2007) Prime Minister: Xanana Gusmão (2007) Total area: 5,641 sq mi (14,609 sq km) Population (2010 est.): 1,154,625 (growth rate: 2.0%); birth rate: 25.
East Timor Main Page 2. Indonesia's Human Rights Abuses Focus International Attention on East Timor's Bid for Independence 3. East Timor Declares Independence 4.
A colony of Portugal until 1974, with the Philippines, East Timor is one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia. During a period of occupation by Indonesia, the Catholic Church featured in East Timorese resistance to foreign rule.
Despite its natural resources, East Timor has the lowest per capita income in the world (US$400 per annum). The unemployment rate was estimated at 50 percent in 2001. About 42 percent of the East Timorese live below the poverty line.
East Timor, officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-L'este, is a country in Southeast Asia comprising the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecussi-Ambeno, an exclave of East Timor on the northwestern side of the island, surrounded
East Timor made significant progress in establishing its institutions of democracy and governance in preparation for full independence which is scheduled for May 20, 2002; however, during its second year of independence from Indonesia, reconstruction and recovery from the September 1999 violence that ravaged
Indonesian law applies throughout East Timor, except in areas in which UNTAET specifically has repealed laws or superceded them with its own regulations. UNTAET regulations providing for an independent judiciary generally were respected during the year; however, the independence of the judiciary occasionally has been questioned.
parliamentary decree that annexed East Timor, allowing for the establishment of the U.N. Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), which is mandated by the U.N. Security Council to establish a democratic government in East Timor.
accountability for crimes against humanity committed in East Timor in 1999. In February 2005 the UN appointed a Commission of Experts (COE) to evaluate the Ad Hoc Tribunal and the SCU and recommend the next steps for achieving accountability.
East Timor is a parliamentary republic with a population of approximately 925,000. Its first parliament was formed from the 88-member constituent assembly chosen in free and fair, UN supervised elections in 2001.
process in East Timor so that investigation, indictment, and prosecution of perpetrators could continue (see section 4).
Though the vote in East Timor was overwhelmingly for independence, extreme opposition from militia groups led to massive destruction and the displacement of some 250,000 people to West Timor and still more hundreds of thousands to the hills around the villages and urban settlements of
While security in East Timor remains good, UN staff in Dili have been asked to take "sensible precautions to ensure the safety of themselves and their belongings" due to a noted increase in crime and civil disorder, based on incidents between rival gangs and unauthorized
popular referendum, the East Timorese voted for full independence from Indonesia, but violent clashes, instigated primarily by anti-independence militias (aided by elements of the Indonesian military), broke out soon afterwards. UN peacekeepers led by Australia were brought in to restore order.
The Democratic Republic of East Timor or Timor-Leste is an island nation in southeastern Asia, consisting of the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecussi-Ambeno, a political exclave of East Timor situated on the western side of the
When East Timor joined the United Nations in 2002, it decided to be officially referred to by its Portuguese name, Timor-Leste, as opposed to its English name. Timor Lorosa'e Timor-Leste File:Flag East Timor.
East Timor must deal daily with a lack of natural resources and a poor infrastructure, one that was almost totally ignored by Indonesia for years. However, the "Taste of Freedom" for now transcends all problems, and its future has great promise.
East Timor occupies approximately 50% of the island of Timor. It was colonized and controlled by Portugal for over 400 years and when the Portuguese finally pulled out in 1975, it was annexed by the country of Indonesia.
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Democratic Republic of East Timor (in rebellion) Presidents of National Council of Maubere Resistance (CNRM) 1 Jan 1988 - 27 Apr 1998 Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão
an account of the situation in East Timor since the 1975 invasion by Indonesia. If you had never heard about East Timor, we suggest you read this page first...
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in Dili, the issue of East Timor has been gathering more and more interest around the world. Several Human Rights organisations as well as governmental departments have since included East Timor in their reports.