[TimorLesteStudies] ANU Seminar on a rights-based approach to development

jennifer.drysdale at anu.edu.au jennifer.drysdale at anu.edu.au
Tue Sep 18 15:07:30 EST 2007

A Rights-Based Approach to Development: A Comparative Study of Timor-Leste and 
Adérito Soares
Tuesday 2 October 2007
12.30pm - 1:30pm
Coombs Extension Lecture Theatre (Building 8, room 1.04)

Adérito is a PhD student in the Centre for International Governance and 
Justice at RegNet. He holds a bachelor of law degree from Satya Wacana 
University in Indonesia and a Master of Law from New York University. 

Prior to the Timor-Leste referendum in 1999, Adérito worked for human rights 
NGOs in Indonesia. He returned to Timor in 1999, actively campaigning for 
independence and worked for several NGOs in Timor-Leste. In 2001 he was 
elected to East Timor’s Constituent Assembly and was instrumental in drafting 
East Timor’s first constitution. He left the Assembly in 2002 to pursue his 
studies in the US.

>From 2003 to 2007 he worked for various national and international NGOs in 
Timor; as a consultant to the UN; and a law lecturer at Timor’s university. He 
has been published in the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights; 
and has written extensively on Timor-Leste and Indonesia for international 
newspapers including the International Herald Tribune, South China Morning 
Post, The Jakarta Post and Christian Science Monitor. He is regularly 
interviewed as a commentator on Timor-Leste by international media such as the 
ABC, The Age, AFP, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, Democracy Now, Times Magazine and the 
San Francisco Chronicle.

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