On 17 January 2014, at the United Nations in Geneva Library,
I joined as a panelist to talk about Timor-Leste on the occasion of a new publication of a book by
Prof. Hasegawa, former SRSG of a UN mission in Timor-Leste.
Following the analysis by Prof. Hasegawa on different leaders of Timor-Leste,
the panelists discussed on different dimensions of the leadership and the leaders.
I focused my speech on the necessity of justice for the past grave human rights violations,
emphasizing that ‘peace or justice?’ is not entirely left to the leaders to decide.
People-centered peace-building means victims can not be ignored,
and only through people-centered approach would there be a sustainable peace.
The event is introduced at UNOG library Facebook page.