East Timor Legal New now on East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin

East Timor legal news continues on in the East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin. ETLJB covers the period from 2008 to the present. The archive and ETLB span almost a decade. It is by no means a comprehensive archive of legal news from East Timor but does cover many subjects and sources that have been of critical importance in the development of East Timor's legal culture since the catastrophic disintegration of the rule of law in 2006. Relates sources are East Timor Law Journal, East Timor Land Studies and United Nations Police in East Timor Security Reports for the period 2006-2008.

Friday, November 6, 2015

East Timor Legal News Archive 2006-2008


East Timor Legal News (ETLN) is an archive of legal news reports from East Timor from April 2006 until May2008.

ETLN is a reconstruction of the legal news archive originally published on the East Timor Legal Information Site (ETLIS) which has been re-published here.

Sources of Legal Information

The primary sources of legal information that were the basis of ETLIS (now ETLN) were:

1. UNMIT Daily Media Reviews The United Nations Integrated Mission in East Timor local media monitoring disseminates English translations of reports in the East Timor national media (newspapers, television and radio). This information was collected and archived in chronological order in the Legal News section of ETLIS.

2. Press releases from the National Parliament of East Timor These press releases issued by the External Relations office of the National Parliament's contain summaries of the plenary proceedings, the bulk of which relate to legislation under consideration by the Parliament and discussions on national legal issues as well as the record of the voting in plenary. While these press releases are issued only in the Portuguese language, and for the purposes of ETLIS, these are translated automatically using free software on the internet. These translations are then checked and obvious errors corrected. These press releases are archived in both the Portuguese original text and the automatic English translation.

3. Press releases from the East Timor Council of Ministers These press releases contain summaries of the meetings of the East Timor government's Council of Ministers and include decisions on new government legislation and draft laws that are to be submitted to the Parliament as well as all other important decisions of the Council of Ministers on matters of State. These are issued in Portuguese and Tetum.

4. Security Reports from the United Nations Police in East Timor Until this year, the UNPol security reports were issued several times a week. Now, summaries are issued once or twice a month. They are also principally comprised of information about the state of public security in the country as well as statistics and details of arrests and crimes. These reports are issued in both English and Tetum.

5. Press releases from the Office of the President of the Republic These are not frequent but most often pertain to critical matters of State and the law. They are usually in Portuguese.

6. Press Releases from National and International Law and Justice NGO's

One of the most important sources of information on legal matters in East Timor is the Judicial System Monitoring Program and other law and justice organisations such as HAK and Fokupers. JSMP press releases are entirely about legal issues including cases (along with case reports) and are issued in both Indonesian and English (as well as Tetum from time to time). The JSMP court reports are a vital source of information that should be more widely available. There is also the not infrequent press releases from international law and justice organisations such as Human Rights Watch, East Timor Action Network and others that are also one of the sources of information.

7. International Media Reports There are frequent reports in the international media about legal issues in East Timor. In the case of international media reports, headlines links to the original source of the report are made available through an RSS news feed.


Legal issues dominate political and social life in East Timor and there is always a strong public discourse about the legal problems that the country is facing - particularly since the disintegration of the rule of law in 2006 and the armed attacks on the country's leaders on 11 February 2008.

There are numerous reports in the national media covering these issues.


  1. Nepal Base Camp Treks (P) Ltd (team guide) are not only provide you a perfect holiday tour services, also here to organize your trouble less trekking holidays in scenic green hills to icy peaks where reachable on foot.
    There are hundreds of best and fantastic trekking tour operators in Nepal, offer you to choose many popular trekking destinations in high Himalayas as, Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Chola Pass Gokyo Lake trek, Everest Gokyo Renjo la Pass Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Thorong La Pass Trek , Upper Mustang Trek,Annapurna Nar –Phu Hidden Valley Trek, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit via Tsum Valley Trek, Langtang Valley Trek,Gosaikund Helambu Trek, Kathmandu Valley Circuit Trek and untouched tourist destinations of Ganesh Himal Camping Trek, Tawal Earthquake Area Camping Trek, Upper Dolpa Trek, Makalu Base Camp Trek and much more… as you desirable.
    If you are looking for perfect trekking operator and perfect guide who take care all your responsible and looking unexpected trouble free holidays in Nepal, our professional guides, Bibek Gurung, Buddhi Tamang, Anjan Waiba, Debman Tamang and female guide Pramila Lama are our young and 10 /12 year experienced license holder in Nepal Base Camp Treks (P) Ltd.
    We are fully government Registered small group trekking company in nepal and trained under the ministry of tourism sector around 10/15 years. We operate only trekking in Nepal Himalaya and small peak climbing.
    You are heartily welcome to Nepal Base Camp Treks (P) Ltd. to experience your wonder trekking activities in Himalaya with our team believes "providing good service" is our motto. Our team also believes not to regret your past, not to worry about future but let's enjoy the journey with us.

  2. http://easttimorlegalnewsarchive.blogspot.com/2015/11/east-timor-legal-news-archive-2006-2008.html?showComment=1451968745074#c2986057884473340120

  3. Encountersnepal.com Daily Departure as Short Packages Tour as
    Helicopter tour in Nepal,
    kathmandu Day Tour and
    Chitwan Jungle Safari in Nepal