East Timor Bibliography

Other East Timor Project Publications

Recommended Further Reading

  • Yale Law School Project Representing Children Worldwide/Timor-Leste
  • Laura Meitzner Yoder, Adat: Community Life in the Oecusse Enclave
  • Carmel Budiardjo and Liem Soei Liong, The War Against East Timor, London, Zed, 1984.
  • Burr, William, and Michael L. Evans, eds. East Timor Revisited: Ford, Kissinger and the Indonesian Invasion, 1975-76, National Security Archive, Washington, D.C., 2001.
  • Peter Carey, historical introduction to Generations of Resistance: East Timor, with photographs by Steve Cox, London, Cassell, 1995.
  • Peter Carey, “Third-World Colonialism, the Geração Foun, and the Birth of a New Nation: Indonesia through East Timorese Eyes, 1975-99,” Indonesia 76 (Oct. 2003), 23-67.
  • Peter Carey, “East Timor under Indonesian Occupation, 1975-99,” in Handbook on Terrorism and Insurgency, ed. Andrew Tan. Malvern, 2006.
  • James Dunn, Timor: A People Betrayed, Milton, Qld., Jacaranda, 1983.
  • Helen M. Hill, Stirrings of Nationalism in East Timor: Fretilin 1974-1978, Sydney, Otford, 2002.
  • Jill Jolliffe, East Timor: Nationalism and Colonialism, St. Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 1978.
  • Arnold S. Kohen, From the Place of the Dead: The Epic Struggles of Bishop Belo of East Timor, New York, St. Martin’s Griffin, 1999.
  • John G. Taylor, East Timor: The Price of Freedom, London, Zed, 1999
  • Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers: East Timor, Indonesia, and the World Community
  • East Timor’s Political Parties, a guide by Pat Walsh (2001)
  • Gendercide Watch: Case Study on East Timor
  • Human Rights Watch: April 1999 Report on Indonesia and the Militias Tribunal Documentation
  • Tapol report, East Timor under the Indonesian Jackboot
  • East Timor’s Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR)
  • UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center, “East Timor and Indonesia” tribunal documents
  • David Cohen’s report to the ICTJ on the Jakarta trials
  • “What of Truth Commission for East Timor?” (Jakarta Post, Jan. 10, 2005)
  • ICTJ 2008 Report on the Commission of Truth and Friendship


  • The Yale East Timor Project


  • Annual Report 2001
  • Reports 2002-2004


  • ‘Life After Genocide’ (Yale Alumni Magazine, Nov.-Dec. 2003)
  • Bishop Paul Moore, Jr.
  • ‘East Timor: Indonesia’s Actions ‘Genocide,’ says expert’
  • “Situation in East Timor a Tragedy” (Yale Daily News, Nov. 18, 1999)
  • “Experts Discuss East Timor” (Yale Daily News, March 7, 1997)
  • “Reporter Charges U.S. Officials with ‘Genocide’ Support” (Yale Daily News, Oct. 31, 1995)