Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor





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Final Report
The Parliament of Timor-Leste is in the process of extending the mandate of the CAVR for six months. This means that the final report of the CAVR will be delivered to the President of Timor-Leste before 7 July 2005.

The final report will be a significant national document, produced in Portuguese, English and Indonesian languages. A short version will also be produced in these languages as well as Tetum, the second official languge of Timor-Leste.

The CAVR will produce a range of popular versions of this report, including in film, radio and book form together with other related educational materials.

We will post information about the final report and these products on this website soon, including details of how you can order a copy of the report.

Recent Links
JSMP Report praising PRK (summary, or full report )
CAVR update, covering the period February to July 2004.
Brochure about CAVR's current work.


Welcome to the website of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor.

Our objective is to provide information about the Commission and its work to interested observers and stakeholders, including the East Timorese community in and outside East Timor, governments, donors, media, academics, and the human rights community internationally.

Wherever possible, we have included translations in Indonesian, Portuguese, and Tetum.


Juliana addresses CAVR work shop on Children with CAVR Commissioner Olandina Caeiro (Photo  Steve M./CAVR)

Family Reunion - Juliana's Story


photo of the renovated Comarca building - the CAVR office

The newly rehabilitated former colonial prison which now houses the Commission's National Office in Dili. The rehabilitation was made possible by a generous grant from the Government of Japan. More details.

Please note new contact details:

Mailing Address

Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor (CAVR), PO Box 144, Dili, East Timor.

Street Address

Comarca Balide, Dalan Balide, Dili.
(Between UNHCR office and UMISET transport office.)

Telephone: +670-390-311263
Mobile Phone
: +670-7234705


Last modified: 2 August, 2004

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