Subject: East Timor Legal News 19 February 2009
East Timor Legal News 19 February 2009
Law for witness protection passed in the Parliament Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 February 2009 - The proposed law for witness was passed overwhelmingly in the vote on Wednesday (18/2) after a profound debate in the Parliament.
Police command suspends Rapid Response Unit commander Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 February 2009 - The Timorese Acting Police Commander, Inspector Afonso de Jesus, said the Police Command had made a decision to provisionally suspend the Rapid Police Intervention Unit (UIR) commander from his post, upon suspicion that he was involved in some cases claimed by the residents.
Prosecutor should be a legal practitioner not politician: Legal observer Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 February 2009 - A Timorese Legal Observer, Jose Gama, said the country's state bodies should appoint a legal practitioner to be placed in the post of prosecutor general who should not be a politician or anyone who was affiliated to any political parties.
State should appoint experienced man to be prosecutor general: Hornai Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 February 2009 - The Timorese Youth Council President Levogildo Hornai said the country's state body should appoint an experienced man to place the post of prosecutor general who should be independent not affiliated to any political parties.
MP considers court does not work optimally Suara Timor Lorosae 19 February 2009 - M Vital dos Santos from the Democratic Party (PD) considers that state institutions, especially the courts, had not performed their functions optimally because they only deal with their own interest and that had caused so many cases to be pending.
Court administrative officers urging their status Suara Timor Lorosae 19 February 2009 -The Timorese court administrative officers' representatives have met with Parliamentary Committee A to convey concerns about their status working in the court, as their status was still unclear, but in fact they had been working for the court for many years.