quarta-feira, maio 28, 2008

Direitos humanos: Uso excessivo da força dos militares da ONU em Timor-Leste - AM

Lisboa, 27 Mai (Lusa) - Uso "excessivo" da força e "tratamento cruel", por parte dos militares da Missão Integrada da ONU, e deslocados sem assistência são apontados a Timor-Leste pela Amnistia Internacional no relatório de 2008, hoje divulgado.

A organização não governamental adianta que as violações dos direitos humanos cometidas por polícias e militares, na generalidade, incluem "detenções arbitrárias" e "disparos fatais".

O relatório refere também que cerca de cem mil pessoas deslocadas no interior do país, em resultado da onda de violência de 2006 e 2007, continuam a precisar urgentemente de comida, abrigo, água e saneamento.


Próximo domingo chegará em Lisboa, o Secretário Geral da Fretilin, Mari Alkatiri


Aos camaradas, amigos e colegas,

Na qualidade do Coordenador Geral de F.A.F.C (Fórum Académico da Fretilin em Coimbra), venho por este meio a informar à todos os membros de FAFC, amigos estudantes e não estudantes residentes em Coimbra, que no próximo domingo chegará em Lisboa, o Secretário Geral da Fretilin, Mari Alkatiri. Para quem está interessado em participar neste encontro, por favor contacte a Direcção de FAFC (963259077).

Participe neste encontro, é uma oportunidade, pois queremos ser bem informado.

Os melhores cumprimentos
Coordenador Geral
António Guterres

UNMIT Daily Media Review - 28 May 2008
(International news reports and extracts from national media. UNMIT does not vouch for the accuracy of these reports)

Ministry of Justice: the Government does not need to report to NP about its recommendations – Diario Nacional and Televisaun Timor-Leste

Minister of Justice Lucia Lobato said that the Ministry of Justice does not need to notify the National Parliament on what they have recommended to the president.

Minister Lucia Lobato said that the Constitution does not say that the President has to inform the National Parliament before giving pardon to prisoners.

“All of us know, especially the deputies, know the duty in all institutions of the Government based on the Constitution.

What is the authority of Parliament, the Government’s authority, President’s authority and the Court’s authority? Each institution has its own area of authority to carry on as the constitution states.

In connection with the pardoning of prisoners by the President, particularly the deputies want to know about prisoner Rogerio Lobato. I think Constitution does not say that when President wants to extend forgiveness to the prisoners he must inform the deputies in National Parliament.

If it is written in Constitution, I humbly ask the deputies to show me the article,” said Minister Lobato.

She also said that the Ministry of Justice still has not received any information from the president about granting pardons to the prisoners as the case is being taken to court.

ASDT withdraw from AMP – Timor Post, Suara Timor Lorosa’e, Diario Nacional, Radio Timor-Leste and Televisaun Timor-Leste

The Social Democratic Association of Timorese (ASDT) decided to withdraw form the Alliance of Majority in Parliament (AMP) on Tuesday (27/5), saying that the party’s has not yet received any response from Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão on its demands.

ASDT President Francisco Xavier do Amaral stated that ASDT is no longer a part of AMP. Any difficulties people face can be directly addressed to CNRT, PD and PSD.

Earlier ASDT had proposed to Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão to remove the Minister of Commerce and Tourism Gil da Costa Alves and the State Secretary of Environment Abilio Lima from their positions. ASDT is also asking the Prime Minister to place ASDT members as much as possible in the role of ambassador, district and sub-district administrators in areas where the party received the majority of more votes during parliamentary elections.

“Up until now we have no response from the Prime Minister. Such political dynamics may have a strong impact on the economic crisis in the country and people will lose their confidence in the AMP,” said ASDT President Xavier do Amaral on Tuesday (27/5) in Lecidere, Dili.

Mr. Xavier said that people’s lives were getting more difficult as the large state budget approved by the National Parliament has not yet reached the people.

“Starting from today (27/5), we declare directly to the people that everything that is going wrong is the fault of AMP fault. Just ask CNRT, PD and PSD. ASDT has no responsibility anymore for decisions made by the AMP Government,” he said.

ASDT President Xavier do Amaral also said that he is still concerned with some of his members’ statements that they want to be independent MPs in the parliament.

“I (Xavier) ask them (ASDT members) to respect to the votes of ASDT supporters when they make decisions. The members in the parliament have rights and in a democracy can do it. But they were not voted in by the parliament/government. They were chosen by the ASDT supporters to take a seat in parliament, so they have to follow ASDT. They are free to discuss anything but we [ASDT] do not regard them as ASDT members and their statements are not considered as representing the party,” said Xavier.

Another ASDT member of the NP, João Manuel Carascalão said the as an MP will continue to support the AMP Government.

“As an MP, I have a moral conscience and a big responsibility to serve the community and state, not only the party.

In parliament, we are the representatives of the community, not only the representative of the party,” said Mr. Carrascalão.

With other ASDT MPs, Mr. Carrascalão said that they are not concerned about ASDT's decision concerning them.

PNTL human rights violation against people continues to take place – Televisaun Timor-Leste

A human rights violation victim, Silvina Assuncão de Jesus yesterday (27/5) reported her case to Committees A and B in the National Parliament. Silvina said the case occurred when the members of the Task Force forced them to leave the place where they were staying. At that time, the members of Task Force destroyed the victim's kiosk, causing here to lose approximately US$200. Ms. Silvina is asking the Government to reimburse her loss.

In a separate matter, Chefe Aldeia of Caicoli, Tomas Jose Goncalves said the Government should inform the local authority in the community before they send the population to live there.

“If the Government wants to relocate some part of the population to any place in the community, they have to make an agreement or hold a dialogue with us first so that we can be on the alert and prevent any disturbances. Also, we can know whether those people have their own house or not”, explained Tomas.

In response to this case, President of Committee A, Antoninho Bianco said he has instructed the victim to report the incident to the PNTL in order to investigate those members who tortured the population.

“Some of members of the Task Force yesterday tortured a victim in Caicoli. In relation to this, we have directly contacted the PNTL and asked them to gather evidence from the victim to thoroughly investigate all the parties involved. Also, we have also contacted the Provider of Human Rights and asked them to also gather evidence from the victim, so that if there is no follow-up from PNTL about this case, the Provider of Human Rights can present this case to General Prosecutor to be investigated”, confirmed Bianco.

The Commander of Joint Operation Command Filomeno Paixão said the JOC also has taken any measures regarding human rights violations which were allegedly committed by the members of the F-FDTL during its field operations. According to Filomeno, 73 cases have been identified so far - 39 of the cases were committed by F-FDTL and the other 34 were committed by the UN.

Ministry of Finance to present audit report – Televisaun Timor-Leste

Minister of Finance Emilia Pires said that the internal audit report of the former Government is ready to be presented to the parliament.

“As discussed with the auditors, auditing processes generally take a long time to do complete as they conduct the audit unit by unit. The report has been prepared and still need some work as the previous government did not have a good system in place.

There are no documents and audit archive and it is difficult to find the auditing files,” said Minster Emília.

Fretilin-PUN: unhappy with NP plan to buy 65 cars for MPs – Timor Post

MPs from PUN and Fretilin have reacted strongly to the plan of the National Parliament to buy new 65 cars [Toyota Prado] for the 65 MPs in parliament. According to PUN-Fretilin, saying it is unconscionable to proceed with this plan while the people are suffering.

MP Fretilin Aniceto Guterres said that initially Fretilin did not accept the plan of buying cars for the MPs as people are starving due to the food crisis.

“I concur that the parliament need cars to carry out assessments and other duties, but not cars for every MP,” lamented Mr. Guterres.

PUN MP Fernanda Borges said that her party is in the parliament to represent people and she is happy with US$10 per diem [per day. There is no need for cars as the cars are so expensive and will put too much strain on the State budget.

“For me this is a serious step to take for the State. If the cars are bought for the current MPs, then the next MPs will also need cars, as we do now,” questioned Ms. Borges.

The Vice President of the National Parliament Maria Paixão said that the cars will be bought to facilitate the work of the MPs and may be sold at a lower price.

UNDP Finds "No Mal-Intent" For Money Herfkens Is Asked to Return, Charges Denied – Inner City Press [at the UN: News Analysis], 27 May

Dutch parliamentarians are demanding that Evelyn Herfkens, who took $7000 a month rent from her government while ostensibly working only for the UN Development Program, repay the money. This despite a letter last week from UNDP's Kemal Dervis, attempting to whitewash the scandal.

Dervis acknowledges that Herfkens had been handed a copy of the rules which she went ahead and broke, and that governments are charged with knowing these rules. But he concludes, on what basis is not clear, that there was no intention to break the rule, no "mal-intent."

So $280,000 in illegally received money can be kept? The UN speaks from time to time again impunity. But UNDP, even when it’s Administrator admits that rules have been broken, tries to promote impunity.

UNDP's Dervis frames the issue, Herfkens $ and PRO-FIT and Zimbabwe answers not shown

Similarly, in Timor Leste, UNDP continues to pay Roque Rodrigues, the former defense minister who the UN's commission of inquiry said should be prosecuted for handing out guns to mobs. On May 22, UNDP partially answered these follow-up questions, posed on May 14:

Is UNDP paying Rodrigues' salary?
You say that Rodrigues "does not have any UN status."

What do you mean; he is a contractor, right?
Isn't this his status -- he holds a SSA contract with UNDP? Or are you referring to privileges and immunities; that he has no such status, given that he is a contractor?

Did the Govt of Timor Leste specifically request that UNDP hire Mr. Rodrigues as a consultant?

If so, which official made this request?

UNDP responded that "anyone one on a consultant/SSA contract has only functional immunity so his UN status has no bearing on any potential legal developments in Timor Leste relating to developments prior to his employment with the UN.

In fact, the only immunity he may have relates to his membership of the Council of State. Lifting that would require a decision by the President of the country. The SRSG has already spoken to the President about this who confirmed that he would do so.

The UN in Timor Leste continues to support the work of the Commission of Inquiry is committed to full accountability for all those whom the report names."

On May 22, Inner City Press asked UNDP some questions, some of which have so far been answered as noted below:

Q: What ever happened to the promised investigation by OAPR of UNDP's award of no-bid contracts to a firm called PRO-FIT?

At the time, UNDP promised its own investigation. did it ever happen? Will UNDP make it public? So far not answered.
UNDP claimed a couple months ago that internal investigations and a Kimberly Process investigation had cleared UNDP from any wrongdoing in Zimbabwe, concerning UNDP’s Support of Diamond Mining Operations.

But UNDP refuses to make public the investigations.

What is the basis for UNDP not sharing copies of these investigation reports: Will UNDP releases the reports? So far not answered.

Q: Has UNDP hired consultants whose responsibilities include monitoring the computers and communications of staff and other consultants? If yes, are Mr. Dervis and/or Mr. Melkert aware of this monitoring, and are they given any of the information that is collected? Does UNDP or these consultants monitor the computers or communications of the Independent Review Panel?

Partially answered: “On the issue of the monitoring, UNDP does not have any consultants or staff or anyone "whose responsibilities include the monitoring of computers and communications of staff and other consultants." (To use your words). We, of course, are not in any way shape or form monitoring the computers of the Independent Review Panel. Frankly, allegations that UNDP would be involved in such practices are just downright preposterous."

We'll see.
Q: Beyond UNDP, what about the question of UN requiring letter from a media's country's mission for accreditation?

Answered thusly: "I have been advised that for regular accreditation missions do not get involved. However, they do get involved when a visiting senior official travels with a press corps. In those instances, the mission would sent the UN Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit a list of journalists who need to get a one or two day pass."

We less sure of this last answer, as several journalists have been asked to get letters from their country's mission to the UN Developing.

E Timor army denies abuse claims – BBC News, 27 May

At sunset, Dili's sweeping coastline echoes back the sounds of the city: the sellers of snacks and cigarettes; the tinny music leaking from foreign-owned bars; the occasional motorbike rezoning along the beach road.

One wonders what it all sounds like to Gastao Salsinha, under lock and key in a military house.

For two years the noises he slept to were those of the mountainous jungle where he hid with his men - almost 600 of them, former soldiers whose sacking from the army led to a spate of political violence.

Their complaint - that the army discriminated against those from the west of the country - opened up old wounds in the capital between Timorese from the eastern districts and those from the west.

It was while negotiations to resolve this dispute were going on in February that some of the group launched a double attack on the president and prime minister.

Now Mr Salsinha and others suspected of involvement in that attack are in custody in Dili.

But after two years of failing to catch them, how did East Timor's armed forces get them down to the capital without firing a shot?

Special joint command
Filomeno Paixão is the man in charge of the operation; head of a specially-created unit combining the army and the police under one joint command.

First, he told me, it had been his conviction that Mr Salsinha would surrender given the right opportunity.

The army had spent a lot of time, he said, spreading the word that they would not shoot Mr Salsinha; and getting the local community, his family, and church leaders to use their influence with him.

The joint command has been widely praised for its success.

Two years ago, during the crisis following the sacking of the soldiers, the army and police were shooting each other in the streets of Dili; now they are pulling off sensitive psychological operations in East Timor's rural areas.

“When the army arrived, they gathered everyone together and said if the rebels didn't hand themselves in, they'd kill us.”

Commander Paixão says the operation relied on persuasion. But some of those close to the operation say it went further than that.

Villages 'threatened'
The road through Ermera's mountainous interior eventually gives out, and reaching the villages targeted by the army means coaxing a car up steep shale paths and along narrow, grassed-over tracks.

In the first place we stopped in was a hamlet of coffee farmers. They gathered round to describe the effects of the army operation.

They told us that they were not allowed to go to their fields for a week. The army threatened that if Salsinha did not surrender, they would not harvest their crops, they said.

This is coffee country.
Coffee is East Timor's main non-oil export, and a financial lifeline for people here.

According to the UN, blanket restrictions like the ones they described would be illegal - even during military operations.

But that is not all they had to say.

One young man told me: "When the army arrived, they gathered everyone together and said if the rebels didn't hand themselves in, they'd kill us."

"That's true," his friend said.

There are other, far more serious, allegations being talked about here, but no evidence for them as yet.

Rumors travel fast in East Timor, and there are political reasons why the people of Ermera might want to discredit the army - this is, after all, a western district, and the place Salsinha and the other rebels chose to run to.

But then there are reasons, too, why the army might want to put pressure on the people here.

At a neighboring village, we met the brother of one of the rebel soldiers the army was looking for.

He told me: "They took me from my house and beat me on my back and stomach, using their hands, feet, and also guns."

"They were asking 'Where is your brother?' I told them I didn't know, but they beat me anyway."

His village chief told us there were eight others from this community who had been through the same experience. According to him, one was an elderly woman.

Ermera is the place the rebels chose for protection, but when I talked to people about Mr Salsinha and his family, they were angry.


"Mad" and "furious" are the words they used.

And that chill wind has reached the house of Mr Salsinha's wife, down in the district capital, Gleno.

During the operation, she said, local people began issuing threats against her family.

It was one of the factors - though she says not the over-riding one - that helped persuade her husband to turn himself in.
Commander Paixão denies the army ill-treated any civilians during the operation.

He told me he had sent two teams to the area to investigate reports of abuses, but that none had been found to be true.

Investigations are also being carried out by the UN and the Timorese parliament.

The joint command, meanwhile, has not yet been given a date for its disbandment.

Many analysts and politicians agree deep-seated reform of East Timor's army and police is needed to avoid future crises, but the military's success in bringing in Mr Salsinha and his men could well make that job harder rather than easier.

Mr Salsinha may be back in town, his rump of a rebel army may be neutralized, and the security situation may be judged to be calmer.
But there are many other challenges that this unstable country has yet to address.

Political factor still decisive for Timor’s Asean bid – The Star, 28 May

OVER the weekend, Timor Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta pledged that his country would not “embarrass” Asean as a “basket case” like Myanmar.

He was addressing the international media in Singapore over Timor Leste’s bid to join Asean by 2012. But his statement conflicts with some key Asean realities.

Timor Leste is among the poorest countries in the neighborhood. But doubts about a budding member’s socio-political environment worries Asean more than its economic status.

Since the president has compared his country with Myanmar, what differences and similarities are there?

Like Myanmar, Timor Leste is rich in natural resources yet to be tapped fully. But unlike a Myanmar with diminishing timber resources and precious stones riding on tourism, Timor Leste is endowed with oil and gas that can attract lucrative foreign contracts.

Also unlike Myanmar, the fledgling government of Timor Leste enjoys much international goodwill. Developing its economy would see enthusiastic international support, quite unlike Myanmar.

So Timor Leste’s economics is not at issue in hopes of joining Asean. But like Myanmar, its problem is unresolved political turmoil from deep-seated social fissures.

Ramos-Horta may say Timor Leste is democratic, unlike Myanmar, but his country is not seeking to join the European Union. In the experience of Asean countries, the larger priorities are political stability, national security and social peace.

Myanmar’s problem is that these priorities do not converge, and officials still seem determined not to resolve the roots of the predicament. Myanmar embarrasses, frustrates and stymies Asean not with economic backwardness but political underdevelopment.

Timor Leste’s stability, security and peace have been devastated not just with the police and military fighting each other, but also feuding groups of soldiers approaching civil war. Rioting that erupted in 2006 continued into 2007, with attacks on both the prime minister and president as Ramos-Horta only just survived an assassination attempt this year.

In the 1990s, Cambodia’s bid to join Asean was delayed because of such internecine strife. Timor Leste would do well to learn from such past examples.

Myanmar was admitted into Asean with what now looks like naive hopes of Yangon undertaking promised reforms. After the carrot of Asean membership failed to work, some speculated in vain on the stick of suspending its membership.

Timor leaders are mistaken if they think Asean membership hangs on economic development. Emphasis should be on settling the country’s in festering social and political problems, not looking to future economic attainments.

The-then East Timor “left” Indonesia in 1999 and formally gained independence in 2002, but even now Timor Leste’s tribal rifts and factional ruptures remain unresolved. Ramos-Horta said 2012 had been set as a target to help expedite reform efforts, but that will not work if priorities are misaligned towards economics.

Differences in economic development among Asean countries have slowed integration and limited policy streamlining, but all hopes of growth, investment and trade can be scupper with continued political turmoil and serious uncertainties. That is a basic reality which all Asean member nations have learned the hard way.

Timor Leste is located within the Asean region largely because Indonesian rule “located” itself within the former Portuguese Timor. Anthropologically and culturally, Timor’s Austronesian and Melanesian roots place it more distantly.

Timor leaders once had antipathy for Asean, but that was overcome after Indonesia’s Suharto regime expired.
As a small novice nation next to two giants, Indonesia and Australia, sovereign Timor Leste today may feel more secure in an Asean based on equal membership rights and group consensus.

But Asean has always been about sustaining stability through core security built on a fraternal peace, after which economic prospects can proceed unhindered. Timor leaders need to internalize this formula for Asean success.


Alegria e orgulho dos finalistas timorenses no Cortejo da Queima das Fitas

ATConline, 4 de Maio de 2008

Queima das Fitas

Coimbra - A Queima das Fitas em Coimbra é considerada como o ponto alto da festa dos estudantes que ocorre em Portugal, sendo a tradição mais antiga que remonta à década 50 do século XIX, e continua ser, até hoje, uma das actividades académicas mais animada e que tem vindo a marcar os momentos da vida dos estudantes da Universidade de Coimbra. A tradição mantém-se e este ano a Queima das Fitas contou com uma maior participação dos estudantes timorenses que estudam nesta Universidade e destaca-se nesta magna festa os finalistas Emanuel Assis, Robin Araújo, Melisa Diliana Caldas, Nivea Alves, Suzy Lobato, Vital Araújo, Egidio Carion, Gaspar Sobral, Ivo Soares e António Monteiro. A alegria e o orgulho são as palavras de momento que acabaram, simbolicamente, de queimar as suas fitas, como reza a tradição, assinalando assim o fim das suas rotinas (aulas) e ficando à espera da prova final para puder ter o direito a atribuição de equivalência da Universidade de Coimbra. O tão esperado e ansiado “canudo”.

ATC Online, conseguiu no meio da multidão apanhar alguns dos finalistas e oportunamente proporcionar-lhes umas perguntas relacionadas com a festa da Queima das Fitas; a sensação de ser finalista e o significado da Queima da Fitas para eles.

Emanuel Assis, finalista do curso de Engenharia de Minas, mesmo que esteja já no fim do curso não hesita em falar dos problemas que vão surgindo. “Neste preciso momento estou num dilema. Primeiro, fico contente por ter chegado até aqui, porque, estou quase no fim do curso". Revelando as emoções sentidas, Emanuel não escondeu o seu amor pela cidade de Coimbra. “O outro meu dilema é o peso de sentimento que vou ter depois de deixar esta magnífica cidade de Coimbra. Digo que já tenho saudades dela.”

Perguntando sobre a festa da Queima, Emanuel considera-a como um ritual e é uma das maiores festas do mundo. “Fui batizado no Rio Mondego, dando início ao ritual. Vem depois outro momento em que tive oportunidade de vestir, pela primeira vez na noite da serenata em Maio de 2001, o traje académico. Cumprindo assim mais uma tradição. No Cortejo dos Quartanistas era outra parte em que também participei, e agora sou finalista e cartolado”.

Nivea Alves, formando no curso de Sociologia sente-se orgulhosa com o percurso académico realizado. Sendo uma das finalistas mostrou-se bastante contente com o resultado feito depois de uma longa e incasável luta... “Hau kontente tebes tamba bele konkretija luta iha tinan hira nia laran...”.

A futura sociológa (na sua expressão) parece estar já com vontade de regressar para a terra natal, Timor-Leste, mas ao mesmo tempo recorda os momentos passados em Coimbra. “A Queima das Fitas acima de tudo é uma festa que está muito ligada com a tradição académica, única e vai ficar com certeza como recordação”. Terminando a conversa, a Nivea deixou umas palavras de coragem aos seus conterrâneos para que esforcem e não desistam pelo caminho, apesar das dificuldades. Os outros conseguem porque é que nós não (ema seluk bele, tamba sa maka ita labele)”?

Robin de Araújo, finalista do curso de Engenharia Mecânica, por sua vez, falou da resistência que ele viveu durante cinco anos no universo de Coimbra. Aparentemente satisfeito e orgulhoso. Trata-se de uma mistura de emoções, sendo finalista e tão desejado a conseguir concretizar o seu sonho (Cita-cita). “Sinto-me orgulho de ser finalista depois de 5 anos mergulhado na vida académica. E este sucesso só terá significado quando for a Timor, pois o futuro está lá e o mais importante a contribuição que darei ao meu país, Timor-Leste”.

Conversando relativamente sobre a tradição da Queima das Fitas, Robin diz que “esta é uma festa de estudantes e ela significa para mim muita coisa. Mas o mais sentido nesta festa é o sentimento de alegria por ter acabado meu curso”.

Noutra ocasião, ATConline foi fazer a mesma pergunta e desta vez a finalista do Curso de Direito, Melisa Diliana Caldas. Relativamente à primeira questão, Melisa respondeu “Ser finalista, poder neste dia trajar-me a rigor com a cartola e a bengala e acompanhada pelo meu sobrinho, é um momento muito especial não só para mim, mas para toda a minha família, amigos e colegas. Isto porque já foram 6 anos de lutas e sacrifícios constantes que me deitaram por terra, mas que com o apoio de todos aqueles que me rodeiam poderei sair desta linda cidade com a cabeça erguida e triunfante. Ainda faltam alguns obstáculos. No entanto, ganho hoje mais coragem para os enfrentar. E com o coração pulsando de alegria viverei os próximos tempos sempre na esperança de poder finalmente atingir os objectivos pretendidos para esta caminhada.”

Tal como os restantes finalistas, as emoções duplicam e o sentimento nostálgico ganha o seu espaço. Colocando a segunda questão sobre a Queima da Fitas, Melisa, por sua vez, tem uma leitura própria relacionada com o fim de uma etapa tão esperada e ansiada por todos e nesta perspectiva ela define a Queima como o momento do culminar do convívio entre os estudantes. “A Queima de Fitas não é só a semana de eventos que se realiza, os dias de férias que tiramos da faculdade, as bebedeiras e noitadas no Parque, mas é sobretudo a consagração das várias etapas académicas. A Queima não é só para os cartolados, mas é também para os fitados, para os grelados e para os caloiros, que pela primeira vez usam o seu traje. A Queima não deixa ninguém indiferente porque ela é um ponto de convívio entre os estudantes, possibilitando a construção de novas amizades e forçando as relações entre colegas. A Queima de Fitas é assim um rodopio de momentos e emoções que nos ficam na memória para toda a nossa vida. Um Viva à Queima de Fitas!!!”

Nesta curta conversa, observamos que os finalistas todos têm a ânsia de terminar já o seus respectivos estudos e revelando o interesse de tornar úteis os conhecimentos académicos adquiridos no regresso a Timor-Leste. PARABÉNS E BOA SORTE!



Lançamento da Colectânea da Secretaria de Estado do Conselho de Ministros



Lançamento da Colectânea da Secretaria de Estado do Conselho de Ministros relativa à
Actividade e Procedimento Legislativo do IV Governo Constitucional
DIA 28 de MAIO de 2008
Informação à Imprensa

Díli, 27 de Maio de 2008

O Primeiro-Ministro Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão estará presente amanhã, dia 28 de Maio, pelas 17h00, nas instalações da Secretaria de Estado do Conselho de Ministros, Palácio do Governo, em Díli, onde irá decorrer o lançamento da Colectânea relativa à Actividade e Procedimento Legislativo do IV Governo Constitucional, da responsabilidade da Secretaria de Estado do Conselho de Ministros.

A Colectânea reúne três textos jurídicos relevantes não só no contexto do actual Governo, como também na redacção de normas em Timor-Leste, uma vez que respeitam à estrutura e funcionamento do IV Governo Constitucional e ao conjunto de regras a observar na redacção dos textos das suas normas jurídicas.

Apresentam-se, assim, num único volume, o Decreto-Lei n.º 7/2007, referente à Lei Orgânica do IV Governo Constitucional, a Resolução do Governo N.° 11/2007, que aprova o Regimento do Conselho de Ministros do IV Governo Constitucional, o Despacho n.°1/2007, de 31 de Agosto, do Secretário de Estado do Conselho de Ministros, que estabelece as Regras de Logística e ainda um breve glossário, de modo a facilitar o acesso a esses textos por parte do leitor.

Esta publicação decorre da aposta do IV Governo Constitucional na qualidade e no rigor técnico-jurídico e linguístico de todos os diplomas legais, e em fazer compreender o respectivo teor a toda a população de Timor-Leste.

Para tal, o Governo conta com a Secretaria de Estado do Conselho de Ministros (SECM), que elaborou os referidos textos normativos e promoveu a publicação da Colectânea nas línguas oficiais da República Democrática de Timor-Leste, o Tétum e o Português, e ainda na língua inglesa. Desta forma, a SECM disponibiliza, também, aos estudantes de Direito e aos juristas um instrumento auxiliar de trabalho.

Este é o primeiro passo de uma série de iniciativas no âmbito do plano de acesso à informação da actividade do Governo à sociedade civil.


FRETILIN em Portugal


F.A.F.C é um fórum académico da Fretilin em Coimbra. Criado em 04 de julho de 2007 pelos académicos da Fretilin com os objectivos construtivos e dinâmicos em muitos aspectos das diferenças áreas.


Todas as traduções de inglês para português (e também de francês para português) são feitas pela Margarida, que conhecemos recentemente, mas que desde sempre nos ajuda.

Obrigado pela solidariedade, Margarida!

Mensagem inicial - 16 de Maio de 2006

"Apesar de frágil, Timor-Leste é uma jovem democracia em que acreditamos. É o país que escolhemos para viver e trabalhar. Desde dia 28 de Abril muito se tem dito sobre a situação em Timor-Leste. Boatos, rumores, alertas, declarações de países estrangeiros, inocentes ou não, têm servido para transmitir um clima de conflito e insegurança que não corresponde ao que vivemos. Vamos tentar transmitir o que se passa aqui. Não o que ouvimos dizer... "

Malai Azul. Lives in East Timor/Dili, speaks Portuguese and English.
This is my blogchalk: Timor, Timor-Leste, East Timor, Dili, Portuguese, English, Malai Azul, politica, situação, Xanana, Ramos-Horta, Alkatiri, Conflito, Crise, ISF, GNR, UNPOL, UNMIT, ONU, UN.