LINGUIST List 14.1579

Tue Jun 3 2003

Confs: General Ling/Tetun/Tetum Prasa/East Timor

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  1. jimlong, Traditional Justice in East Timor

Message 1: Traditional Justice in East Timor

Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 19:09:04 +0000
From: jimlong <>
Subject: Traditional Justice in East Timor

Traditional Justice in East Timor 

Date: 27-Jun-2003 - 28-Jun-2003
Location: Dili, East Timor
Contact: William Collins
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language: Tetun, Tetum Prasa

Meeting Description:

Workshop: Traditional Justice in East Timor

Workshop Announcement: Traditional Justice in East Timor
The Asia Foundation in Dili, East Timor, is preparing to conduct a
study of traditional dispute resolution and justice in East Timor in
connection with a major program of legal development called ''Access
to Justice'' supported by USAID.

We intend to launch the study with an international workshop on June
27 and 28, 2003. The workshop themes are the following:

1. What is known of traditional dispute resolution, justice and
traditional law in East Timor and where are the major gaps in

2. What progress has been made in East Timor to document vernacular
narratives or recitations that relate to dispute resolution, conflict
settlement, mediation and traditional justice?

We would like to invite scholars to make a presentation on their work,
or work in progress relevant to workshop themes. These presentations
on recent research findings and successful methodologies will inform
and guide subsequent research efforts on dispute resolution and
traditional justice.

If you are selected to give a presentation at the workshop, we will be
able to assist you with the costs of participating in the event in

Please contact us by email at your earliest convenience to indicate
the presentation you might make at the workshop.

William Collins, Ph.D.
Country Director, East Timor
The Asia Foundation
Cell: 670-723-0915
Tel. 670-390-322-638
Fax. 670-390-324-245
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