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23 March 2010

Proposed law for judicial support will benefit vulnerable people

Proposed law for judicial support will benefit vulnerable people to get access legal assistance Radio Timor-Leste, March 19, 2010 language source: Tetun - Legal advisor at the Asia Foundation, Timotio de Deus, has said that the proposed law for judicial support will benefit vulnerable people by assisting them to acces legal aid from the public defenders.

“Those vulnerable people in the rural areas who are unable to pay a lawyer will get access to judicial support from public defender as guaranteed in the proposed law for judicial support,” de Deus said.

De Deus made comment in the meeting room of the the Canosian Nuns when officials of the Justice Minstry held public consultaions on the draft law yesterday.

Publict consultation on the law were organized by the Asian Foundation and was participated in by the Timorese lawyers, United Nation Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) including national NGOs.

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