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29 July 2014
Timor-Leste's President requests Supreme Court to review consitutionality of Media Law
Having discussed this issue with several dignitaries and associations, and received many petitions, His Excellency the President of the Republic deemed it necessary to submit to the Court of Appeal the issues raised regarding the constitutionality of the ruling of the National Parliament.
This decision is aimed at ensuring that the regulations approved regarding Freedom of the Press will not excessively limit the fundamental rights of citizens enshrined in art. 41 of the Constitution. Source: Office of the President Press Release 14 July 2014
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at Tuesday, July 29, 2014