History and general resources

History and general resources


Since the invasion of East Timor by Indonesia in 1975, there is an extensive range of information on the web about Timor, Indonesia and regional relations.

Since the INTERFET intervention in 1999 and Timor-Leste’s independence in 2002, there have been a been a number of UN missions which have been supported by the deployment of Australian police, military and intelligence personnel. The following websites are a selected number of key sites focussing on current Australian policy and deployments in Timor-Leste. For extensive links to a wider range of websites on Timor-Leste (East Timor):

East Timor Action Network, links to East Timor and Indonesia on the World Wide Web

Government of Timor-Leste

Government of Timor-Leste, official website

Office of the Prime Minister Timor Leste

Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor (CAVR), 2001-2005

United Nations

UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)

Australian government

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Timor: Country information

Department of Defence – Operation Astute, Timor


La’o Hamutuk – Non-government human rights organisation in Dili

Justice System Monitoring Project, Dili

East Timor Action Network

International Federation for East Timor

Human Rights Watch – East Timor page

International Crisis Group – Timor Leste

Masters of Terror – list of key suspects in the 1999 destruction of East Timor