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01 February 2009

East Timor Government Decree-Law on Subsidies for Justice Sector Professionals and the National University of Timor Leste

ETLJ 01 February 2009 SYDNEY The English translation of East Timor Government Decree-Law No 1 of 2009 on Subsidies for Justice Sector Professionals and the National University of Timor Leste has now been published on the East Timor Law Journal. This Decree-Law was promulagated on 18 Deember 2008 and published on 15 January 2009

The Ministries of Justice and Education consider an additional remunerative system to be indispensable for improving the use of available human resources and the effective pursuit of public interest in the two sectors.

The establishment of a pay supplement for judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as well as for the rector, deputy rector, dean, deputy dean, heads of department, and lecturers at the National University of Timor-Leste, as well as a leadership allowance is the means by which the
aforementioned aims may be reached. Such measures represents an attempt at making the salary levels of these professionals match the degree of responsibility and the practical demands on their jobs. They are also aimed at promoting an improved assistance and economic
performance and a higher level of satisfaction from those who seek the services of the Justice sector or the National University of Timor-Leste.

Thus, pursuant to article 116(d) of the Constitution of the Republic, and to article 67(2) of Law No. 8/2004 of 16 June, the Government enacts the following to have the force of law:

Article 1
The present statute regulates the criteria and conditions by which financial incentives shall be allocated to professionals in the Justice and Education sectors who fall under the scope of the present statute.

Article 2
The present statute is extensive to judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as well as to the rector, deputy rector, dean, deputy dean, heads of department, and lecturers of the National University of Timor-Leste.

Read the full English text of this Government Decree-Law on East Timor Law Journal (pdf file).

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