UNTAETUnited Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor
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coerced, paved the way for the INTERFET and UNTAET missions described
The power structure in the transitional period was complex and employed an unusual hybrid of international and local governing bodies and legal systems which included the colonial legal system as mandated by Indonesian law, UNTAET regulations, and the local judicial systems.
In this regard, while accepting that East Timorese civil society indeed presented a critical voice toward UNTAET and thereby constituted a sense of wider discursive voice and accountability, we introduce two points of caution.
24) The first was the UNTAET Regulations and directives.
Just six months before the end of the mission, as independence was looming, UNTAET prioritized training the Timorese and setting up systems for essential government functions that could endure after independence.
Another merit of UNTAET is that it paid greater tribute to the
Brigadier Lou Gardiner, as commander of UNTAET military observers, subsequently added to these contacts.
According to Hight, in early 2000, UNTAET compiled a register of East Timor nationals who said they had worked in the prisons.
Participants at ''UNTAET: Debriefing and Lessons,'' will also aim to draw from the experiences of UNTAET, and discussions at the closed-door meeting will be compiled into a report to be submitted to the U.
Of course the post-15 July situation will formally be no less democratic than it has been since day one of UNTAET, for effective power has always been in the hands of the Secretary General's Special Representative.
October 1999 entrusted UNTAET with a range of governance functions that
For the first time, the UN had sovereign control over a trust territory, and UNTAET was a "trusteeship administration" preparing a territory for independence.