Ministry of Justice and non-governmental organization discuss the UPR report

Ministry of Justice and non-governmental organization discuss the UPR report

UPR reviews proccess

DILI, 16 june 2021 (TATOLI) – The Ministry of Justice discusses with non-governmental organizations about the UPR (The Universal Periodic Review) of third cycle report before submission to the United Nations (UN).

The National Directorate of Human Rights (HAM) & Citizenship (DNDHC) of the Ministry of Justice of Timor-Leste, Flaviano Moniz Leão said the Ministry invited Organizations to provide suggestions for the report that was being elaborated.

“The purpose of this discussion to invite the Organizations of non governmental to provide suggestions regarding the report that the Ministry is currently elaborating and as we know that in 2016, TL presented the UPR of second cycle report to the UN Human Rights Council, so TL have an obligation to report for the third cycle report in 2022,” said Flaviano to reporters at the office of the Ministry of Justice, in Colmera on wednesday.

He explained that this report will be presented this year but due to the pandemic the councils have postponed it in 2022.

“They postponed it but the report must be prepared immediately because the report must be done until october this year,” he said.

In the second cycle report, TL received 146 recommendations from UN countries and TL listed 8 recommendations that needed to be improved, such as the legal sector, education, economy, gender equality, health, children and others.

The UN Human Rights Council established the UPR to make a review for UN countries every 5 years for that report from each country must be honest.

“This report must be honest because this is a state report, we have to admit what we have done is right and what is not right must be submitted and reported,” said Flavio.
In the same place

The Director of the HAK non governmental organization, Sisto dos Santos explained that most of the sectors have not developed yet because the Timor-Leste government has experienced political turmoil over the last 5 years.

He also emphasized that one of the factors is because the House of Representatives is not serious about voicing their voices about what is experienced by the small people.

Non-government organizations which participated in this discussion are; AlFela, HAK, Fundasaun Mahein, AJAR, Fokupers and JSMP.

Journalist : Camilio de Sousa

Editor: Rafy Belo


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