05 December 2008

Anger in East Timor over judge's treatment

4 December 2008 10:19:47 ABC (Australia) Online Anger in East Timor over judge's treatment [This is the print version of story http://www.abc.net.au/ra/programguide/stories/200812/s2437538.htm ] - In East Timor, civil society groups and the opposition are voicing concern over a government decision not to renew the contract of a foreign judge who's made a series of decisions against the leadership. Critics say the decision not to renew Judge Ivo Nelson Rosa's contract is un-democratic, and sends a dangerous message to East Timor's judiciary and ordinary citizens.

Presenter: Stephanie March

Speakers: Dionisio Babo Soares, Council of Magistrates spokesman and secretary general of CNRT party; Adino Nunes, democracy and governance officer, Lao Hamutuk NGO

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