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CivPol: U.N. Civilian Police, later called UNPOL, the United Nations police

Falintil: East Timorese guerrilla movement that fought against Indonesian rule of the territory

Falintil-FDTL: Falintil-Forças de Defesa de Timor-Leste, the Armed Forces of Timor-Leste containing many former members of Falintil

HRU: United Nations (U.N.)Human Rights Unit

JSMP: Judicial System Monitoring Programme (an East Timorese NGO specializing in court monitoring and research on the judiciary)

OHCHR: U.N.Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

PEDU: Professional Ethics and Deontology Unit, the new name for what was formerly (and is still widely) called the Professional Ethics Office (PEO)

PEO: The Professional Ethics Office, formerly known as the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) and recently renamed the Professional Ethics and Deontology Unit (PEDU)

PKF: U.N.Peacekeeping Force

PNTL: Policia Nacional de Timor-Leste, the National Police Force of Timor-Leste, formerly known as the East Timor Police Service (ETPS) and the Timor-Leste Police Service (TLPS)

POLRI: Kepolisian Republik Indonesia,Indonesian National Police

Provedor: An ombudsman-type office mandated by parliament to investigate, report on, and make recommendations regarding human rights violations in East Timor

PSU: Professional Standards Unit, succeeded by the Professional Ethics Office (PEO)

ROPs: Rules of Organization Procedures

TNI: Tentara Nasional Indonesia, the Indonesian national army

UIR: Unidade de IntervençÃo Rápida, Rapid Intervention Unit

UNMISET: United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (successor mission to UNTAET)

UNOTIL: United Nations Office in Timor-Leste (successor mission to UNMISET)

UNPOL: U.N. Police, previously known as CivPol

UNTAET: United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor

UPF: Unidade de Patrulhamento de Fronteira, Border Patrol Unit

VPU: Vulnerable Persons Unit, part of the PNTL Criminal Investigations Unit specializing in solving cases related to women and children

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