Posts By Tiago Sarmento

Notes from the Field

From East Timor: Delivering Legal Aid

August 22, 2007

In East Timor, the justice sector’s slow development, a largely remote and poor population, and multiple questions surrounding the new laws born from independence in 2002 have severely hampered everyday Timorese citizens from resolving their disputes. Left unresolved, disputes regarding land, divorce, robbery, minor injuries, and gender- based violence can spark violent conflict in communities, […]

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