20 April 2009

East Timor Legal News 20 April 2009



UNMIT to strengthen judicial institutions: SRSG Atul Khare Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 April 2009 - The United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative in Timor-Leste, Atul Khare, said the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste would help strengthen the country's judicial institutions by increasing human resource in justice sector.

Prosecutor-General Pessoa's request is acceptable to President Horta and Prime Minister Gusmao Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 April 2009 - Prosecutor General Ana Pessoa's request to replace MP Carmelita Moniz and Minister for Education Joao Cancio Freitas as members of the Council of the Public Prosecution is acceptable to President Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao.

President Horta calls on Carrascalao to combat corruption soon Timor Post 20 April 2009 - President Jose Ramos Horta has called on Deputy Prime Minister Mario Viegas Carrascalao to combat corruption found in the Government institutions immediately, as some of the Government officials are suspected of being engaged in corrupt practices.

Timor-Leste, Australia and Indonesia will cooperate in field of maritime security Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 April 2009 - Deputy Prime Minister Jose Luis Guterres said Timor-Leste would cooperate with its neighboring countries, Australia and Indonesia, in the field of maritime cooperation.

Judicial institutions set up a five systematic teams for planning Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 April 2009 - The Timorese judicial institutions, such as the Ministry of Justice, the Public Prosecution and the Court of Appeal have set up a five-systematic teams to elaborate plans for the country's justice sector.

East Timor Public Broadcaster (RTTL) car procurement case and other corruption cases reopened Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 April 2009 - Deputy Prime Minister for Management and Administration, Mario Viegas Carrascalão said RTTL [public broadcasting]’s cars purchasing case and other corruption case, which were being registered in the public prosecution had been reopened for further legal process.

CNRT prefers appointing national prosecutor to become Deputy Prosecutor-General Timor Post , 20 April 2009 - MP Virginia Belo from the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) said they preferred President Jose Ramos Horta to appoint a national prosecutor as deputy prosecutor general, as this was a way how the Timorese prosecutors can improve their skills and knowledge rather that appointing Paulo Remeido.

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