Committee for Constitutional Issues, Justice, Public Administration, Local Power and Government Legislation
28 October 2008
THE NATIONAL PARLIAMENT TO DEBATE THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMISSION FOR RECEPTION, TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION (CAVR “CHEGA!” REPORT) AND THE BILATERAL COMMISSION FOR TRUTH AND FREINDSHIP (CTF)
On Thursday, 30 October 2008, the National Parliament will hold an extraordinary plenary session to debate the CAVR and CTF reports.
The reports investigate Timor-Leste’s 1975 – 1999 political conflict, determine responsibility for past human rights violations and provide recommendations on how to build a peaceful, stable future for Timor-Leste, paying particular attention to its relationship with Indonesia.
The Parliamentary Committee for Constitutional Issues, Justice, Public Administration, Local Power and Government Legislation (Committee A) will present two resolutions to the National Parliament that recognize the achievements of both Commissions, acknowledge their findings, and propose implementation of their recommendations.
The proposed resolutions highlight CAVR and CTF recommendations in the areas of: victim reparations, a commission for disappeared persons, justice, education and the establishment of an independent institution to oversee implementation efforts.
The debate of the CAVR and CTF reports is an important occasion for the state of Timor-Leste. The National Parliament invites representatives from state institutions and civil society organizations, including the Catholic Church, Media, Political Parties, NGO’s and educational institutions, to observe the debate at the National Parliament on 30 October, 9 am.