[Joint Open Letter] Myanmar: Call to Retract Invitation of Myanmar Junta Representatives to International Workshop in Timor-Leste and to Invite National Unity Government Representatives Instead
10 April 2023 11:32 am

His Excellency Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta President Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Dear Mr. President: The undersigned 413 Myanmar, Timorese, regional and international civil society organizations strongly urge Your Excellency, along with the National Commission for Elections (CNE) President Dr. Jose Agostinho da Costa Belo Pereira, and the Network of Jurisdictional and Electoral Administration Bodies of Portuguese [ Read more ]

[Joint Oral Statement] Timor-Leste: Civil society has played a critical role in strengthening democracy, but civic space shortfalls remain
4 July 2022 4:48 pm

Adoption of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report of Timor-Leste Delivered by Marta da Silva, La’o Hamutuk Thank you, Mr President. La’o Hamutuk, JSMP, HAK, FORUM-ASIA and CIVICUS welcome the government of Timor-Leste’s engagement with the UPR process. Civil society played a critical role in achieving Timor-Leste’s sovereignty and strengthening democracy, and human rights defenders, journalists [ Read more ]

From Our Member Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), Timor-Leste – A Plenary Meeting of the National Parliament was conducted in Portuguese: Members of parliament did not take it serious
24 January 2019 3:07 pm

  JUDICIAL SYSTEM MONITORING PROGRAMME PROGRAMA MONITORIZASAUN BA SISTEMA JUDISIÁRIU   Press Release 24 January 2019 National Parliament A Plenary Meeting of the National Parliament was conducted in Portuguese: Members of parliament did not take it serious On Tuesday 22 January 2019 the National Parliament held a plenary meeting in the Portuguese language. The use [ Read more ]

‘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 ]

From our member Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), Timor-Leste – September 2018 Report on the need to amend the Timor-Leste Penal Code
1 September 2018 1:47 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Timore-Leste, Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), published its Incest Report on the need to Amend the Timor-Leste Penal Code. Published in September 2018, the report focuses on the following: Incest in Timor-Leste JSMP’s Court Monitoring Statistics Areas of Concern in Pre-trial and Trial Proceedings Use of protective or coercive measures Delays with [ 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, [email protected], +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 ]