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<b>International Intervention in East Timor</b>

Ian Martin*

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print December 2003 | ISBN: 9780199267217
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601118 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199267219.003.0008
International Intervention in East Timor

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This chapter examines the unique case of East Timor and its implications for the future of international intervention. Although Indonesia’s claim of sovereignty over East Timor was not recognized by the United Nations and most member states, the international community deemed Indonesia’s consent essential to intervention. The background to intervention in East Timor, Indonesia’s strong resistance to any international security presence in East Timor, the manner in which Indonesia’s consent was induced, and contrasts between the situations in East Timor and Kosovo are discussed.

Keywords: international intervention; Kosovo; East Timor; Indonesia; United Nations

Chapter.  9690 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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