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  • Nov 3, 2016

    Trust is considered an important factor in establishing positive relationships between the police and the community. The police officers who are willing to take time to show kindness, understanding and consideration when interacting with the community will build trust and confidence in the police among the people. They would use communication skills for voluntary compliance wherever possible rather than resorting to physical coercion.

  • Senior legal professionals to take larger role in training
    May 7, 2016

    Thirteen Timorese judges, prosecutors, public defenders, lawyers, national university professors and Ministry of Justice (MoJ) senior staff have successfully completed a two-week training-of-trainers (ToTs) programme designed to give them the skills needed to train the next generation of legal professionals.

  • May 7, 2016

    Dili - Training on a new tracking system is enabling officials at Timor-Leste’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to identify leaks and inefficiencies in public spending thereby enhancing the overall ability of ACC to investigate corruption-related cases. The methods and tools of the Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) help staff trace the flow and use of public resources such as cash, goods and infrastructure.

  • May 7, 2016

    Dili – The establishment and implementation of the Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) first set of Standard Operating Procedures has for the first time provided agency officials with clear guidelines along with improved confidence in dealing with their daily responsibilities.

  • May 7, 2016

    Dili – Two television programmes, one about the misuse of public property by public servants and the other explaining the role and work of Timor-Leste’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), have been successful in raising awareness on issues related to anti-corruption among both the general public and public servants. These were the results of a survey commissioned by ACC to test the impact of the programmes on TV viewers.

  • Decentralized training improves justice services
    May 7, 2016

    Baucau – All 56 justice officials throughout Timor-Leste are participating in a training programme that combines theoretical, practical and on-the-job learning. The initiative, designed to increase effectiveness and efficiency of justice services, brings trainers to the officials’ workplace, allowing for the normal running of the Courts and continuous follow-up on topics discussed.

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  • Workshop supports communication in justice institutions
    May 7, 2016

    Twelve staff from the Public Prosecution Service and the Public Defender’s Office participated in a workshop on Communication and Public Information held on 24 and 25 September at the UN House. The event, hosted by UNDP’s Justice System Programme (JSP) and held with support from UNDP Media and Communications Unit, aimed at enhancing understanding on the importance of institutional communication and improving knowledge on story writing and basic photography.

  • Information technology critical to success of national police
    May 7, 2016

    Strength, force, security, weapons: words that readily come to the minds of most people when asked to think about the police. Perhaps less common, but just as critical, is information: information from the community, information to the community, information from commanders and between police officers and units. Without access to reliable and regular information, a police force cannot function.

  • Paving the way for first Audit Chamber
    May 7, 2016

    Professional auditors are being trained for Timor-Leste’s Audit Chamber, which will oversee budget expenditure and ensure due process in state spending.

UNDP Timor-Leste and PDHJ Project

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The provedoria for Human Rights and Justice is Timor-Leste's national institution for human rights and good governance. When it first opened its doors in 2006, provedoria confronted numerous capacity challenges. However, with the Capacity Building Project that spanned 2010-2015, UNDP was there to support with human rights skills and knowledge. After long years of cooperation and hard works, on last Friday, April 10, 2015, UNDP had its PDHJ Project Closure meeting.

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