27 June 2009

East Timor Legal News 25 June 2009

Appellate Court will make decision soon on law on village chiefs elections Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 25 June 2009 - The Court of Appeal will make a decision before end of June on whether the law of village chefs’ election breaches the Timorese Constitution or not.

Law of establishing national petroleum authority does not breach constitution Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 25 June 2009 - The Court of Appeal has made a decision that the decree law of establishing national authority of petroleum does not breach the Timorese Constitution.

Allegation of beating residents in Maliana is unclear: Pinto Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 25 June 2009 - State Secretary for Defence Julio Thomas Pinto said the recent allegation case of beating up residents in Maliana involving Timorece Defence Force soldiers was unclear and so the Government had set up a team to investigate it.

Halting 974 – 1999 rights violation cases breaches constitution Timor Post 25 June 2009 - The Judicial System Monitoring program (JMP) has declared that President Jose Ramos Horta's plan to halt prosecution of serious crimes committed in the 1974 -1999 war is against the Timorese Constitution.

PNTL implements discipline based on law Timor Post 25 June 2009 - Timorese Deputy Police Commander Sub Commissary Afonso de Jesus said the Timorese National Police was slowly implementing discipline based on the police force's internal law.

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