19 December 2009

Timor Leste Legal News 16 November 2009

Law for legal advocacy does not recognize AATL: Lobato Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 16 November 2009 Minister for Justice, Lucia Lobato said the law for legal advocacy in Timor-Leste did not recognize the existence of the Timorese Legal Advisor Association (AATL) as legal advocacy institution, due to it was not subject to the Timorese Judicial Training Center.

Security institutions should make proper policy for PNTL and F-FDTL: Baris Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 16 November 2009 Member of the State Security Council, Alcino Barris said the country’s security institutions should create proper laws to be applied for the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) soldiers and the Timorese National Police (PNTL) officers to better obey process of the Penal Code in the terrain.

State budget allocated to KAK yet to execute: LABEH Timor Post 16 November 2009 Director for LABEH [a national NGO), Christopher Henry Samson said the Government allocated budget to the approved ant-corruption commission (KAK) worth US $ 9.000, but it has not been executed yet and says commissary for the KAK is yet to be named.

Govt guarantees law for land would benefit people Diario Nacional 16 November 2009 Justice Minister, Lucia Lobato said the law for land and property that was being in the consultation process would benefit the Timorese people.

Horta urges Govt to build monument for massacre victims Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 16 November 2009 President Jose Ramos Horta has urged the Government to help provide the massacre victims of the November 12, 1991 social assistance and also called on the Government to construct a historical monument for those victims.

F-FDTL to add security post in the border: Pinto Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 16 November 2009 State Secretary for Defense, Julio Thomas Pinto said his office had sent a working team to survey and identifies places in Bobonaro and Oe-cusse for constructing more security posts for the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) in the border.

Govt will be responsible for traffic accident involving UN officer Timor Newsline 16 November 2009 Based on the international agreement that the Timorese Government would be responsible for the traffic accident that is involving the UN officers during their working time.

Catholic Church urges establishment of international court Diario Nacional 16 November 2009 Priest Angelo Salsinha Trindade said the Catholic Church had urged establishment of an international court in the country based on the Timorese people’s demand, but it did not mean that the Catholic Church was against the constitution.

JSMP urges Appellate Court to respond to their claims Diario Nacional 16 November 2009 Director for the Timorese Judicial System and Monitoring Program (JSMP), Luis Oliveira said the JSMP had urged the Appellate of Court to respond to their claims regarding the release of the ex-militia commander, Maternus Bere. The JSMP independently made the claims to the Court of Appeal on October 22, this year.

Horta calls for people not to take any revenge Suara Timor Loro Sae 16 November 2009 President Jose Ramos Horta has called for victims of the November 12 massacre and all the Timorese people not to take any revenge to Indonesia by showing their maturity as a neighboring country.
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