Timor-Leste

‘We can not stay calm and ignore any human rights violations, when cases of human rights abuses are occurring every day’– Interview with Luis de Oliveira Sampaio, Executive Director of Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP)
9 September 2018 1:49 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to Luis de Oliveira Sampaio, Executive Director of Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP), a member of FORUM-ASIA in Timor-Leste. Luis has been a human rights activist since he was a university student. The referendum in 1999 has changed Timor’s history and that was when Luis started working in the human rights [ Read more ]

Timor-Leste: New Government should perform its responsibility as duty bearer to promote and protect human rights in the country
28 May 2018 6:41 pm

(Jakarta/Dili/Bangkok, 28 May 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its Timorese members, the Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP) and the Association for Law, Human Rights and Development (HAK Association) call on the Alliance for Change and Progress, previously known as the Parliamentary Majority Alliance or AMP, as the [ Read more ]

Mission Report – The Impact of New Round of Elections to Civil Society in Timor-Leste
12 May 2018 9:35 am

Timor-Leste’s independence from Indonesia in 2002 makes the country one of the world’s newest democracies. The country continues to face challenges regarding the promotion and protection of human rights, including the repression of socio-cultural and economic rights, civil and political rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment. The country also fails to ensure the safety of [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: New Round of Elections in Timor-Leste Should be Free and Fair
2 May 2018 4:06 pm

(Dili/Bangkok, 2 May 2018) – Timor Leste will conduct a new round of Parliamentary Elections on 12 May 2018, nine months after the Parliamentary Elections of 2017. As last year’s voting results did not provide a clear winner. It is the first time, since the country became independent, that such a measure has been necessary. [ Read more ]

From Our Members JSMP & HAK, Timor Leste – Statement of Solidarity for Rohingya Community
11 September 2017 3:59 pm

Statement of Solidarity for Rohingya Community from Timor-Leste We stand in solidarity with the Rohingya community who are currently facing death and suffering in Myanmar (Burma) Dili, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste For immediate release: 11 September 2017 For more information, contact: Celestino Gusmão, atino@laohamutuk.org, +670 7743 2621 Through this press release, we, the members of [ Read more ]

HRC35 Oral Statement on the upcoming Elections in several Asian Countries
20 June 2017 12:33 pm

35th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 19 June 2017 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA calls attention to the significance given to democracy as [ Read more ]

Timor-Leste: Human Rights Crucial in the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections
5 June 2017 2:57 pm

(Dili, 5 June 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) together with its members in Timor-Leste, the Association for Law, Human Rights and Justice – Hukum, Hak Asasi dan Keadilan (HAK) and the Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), jointly call on all political parties that will participate in the upcoming parliamentary [ Read more ]

From our Member JSMP, Timor Leste – The Appointment of the President of the Court of Appeal is necessary and valid pursuant to Article 110 of Law 11/2004 Amending the Statute of Judicial Magistrates
5 May 2017 3:27 pm

5 May 2017: JSMP considers the decision of the President, Taur Matan Ruak, to appoint Deolindo dos Santos as the President of the Court of Appeal to be necessary and valid pursuant to the law. The appointment and swearing-in of the new President of the Court of Appeal on 28 April 2017 occurred in response to [ Read more ]

HRC34 Oral Statement on the Universal Periodic Review of Timor-Leste
17 March 2017 11:06 am

34th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of Timor-Leste Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 16 March 2017 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in solidarity with the Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP). We appreciate that [ Read more ]

Learning from Transitional Justice Initiatives in South East Asia
3 August 2016 5:22 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) along with The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) – Indonesia, Hak Association – Timor-Leste, Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) – Timor-Leste, Asosiasaun Chega ba Ita (ACbIT) – Timor-Leste, Burma Partnership, Task Force Detainees of Philippines (TFDP) – Philippines and Solidarity for ASEAN [ Read more ]