22 November 2010

Government needs to produce laws to regulate civilian security officers

Televizaiun Timor-Leste, November 19, 2010 language source: Tetun - Advisor for Defence and Security reform, Alcino Barri,s said it was important for the Government to produce laws for regulating civilian security officers in carrying out their work in the field.

Barris made the statements after participating in a meeting with the representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), civilian security companies, Government officials and the European Union at EDTA Hall, Dili.

“It is important to establish procedures to the private security companies in the country because there has been no regulation so far,” Barris said. Director General for the State Secretariat of Security, Guilhermina Ribeiro said the meeting was important to have gather inputs for producing laws to regulate civilian security officers in carrying out their work well and optimally in the future.

See also Handle with Care: Private Security Companies in Timor-Leste by Sarah Parker on the East Timor Law Journal
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