[TimorLesteStudies] Seminar: Building Democracy and Justice in Sierra Leone and Timor-Leste: Tales from the Frontline

Jenny Jennifer.Drysdale at anu.edu.au
Thu Feb 7 13:39:07 EST 2008

Enquiries about this seminar: celeste.ecuyer at anu.edu.au

Building Democracy and Justice in Sierra Leone and Timor-Leste: Tales from
the Frontline
Adrian Morrice and Caitlin Reiger
10am -12pm Wednesday 27 February 2008
Rm 1.04, Coombs Extension Building (8)
ANU (Canberra)

Adrian Morrice and Caitlin Reiger will discuss their peacebuilding
experiences in Timor-Leste, Sierra Leone and various other post-conflict
situations. Adrian will speak about the design and conduct of post-conflict
elections. Caitlin will talk about the role of courts and international
tribunals in promoting transitional justice.

Caitlin Reiger is Deputy Head of the Prosecutions Program at the
International Center for Transitional Justice. From 2003-2005 she was the
senior legal adviser to judges of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In
2001 she co-founded and served as legal research coordinator of the Judicial
System Monitoring Program (JSMP) in East Timor. Caitlin has also appeared as
defense counsel before the Special Panels for Serious Crimes in Timor and
has provided policy advice and comparative research on hybrid
national-international tribunals for serious human rights violations.

Adrian Morrice has worked as an electoral officer and political analyst for
the United Nations for more than a decade. He has helped design and conduct
elections as well as coordinate national and international observer groups
in different UN peacekeeping and UNDP Country Office settings such as
Liberia, Western Sahara, Nigeria, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Mexico and Sierra
Leone. He was first motivated to work for the UN while serving as a Naval
Officer with the Australian contingent supporting the UN Mission in Somalia
in 1992-1993. More recently he has been part-time house Dad and part-time
consultant with the departments of peacekeeping and political affairs in New

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