Dili, 23/04/2012-Last week, Assistant United States Attorney with the Justice Department from the USA Embassy in Dili, Mr. Jim Benedeto, presented a learning session on asset declaration at CAC’s office in Farol, Dili. The learning session aims at increasing participants’ knowledge and skills on asset declaration and how to prepare an effective draft of asset declaration for Timor-Leste. Participants in the learning session included CAC’s Management and staff from Prevention and Education and Campaign Directorates, representatives of law enforcement, justice, financial management, and Civil Society Organizations. In the learning session, Atorney Jim Benedeto shared general experience about the United States’ asset declaration which focused on two levels, high and middle level public servants.
Attorney Jim’s presentation as part of CAC’s initiative and effort to invite experts from different countries with different background to share their expertise on the issue as to enrich staff’s knowledge in the process of drafting Timor-Leste’s asset declaration law. It is expected that the draft be ready before the new government takes office in August 2012.
The learning session was organized jointly by CAC’s Prevention Directorate and the Office of Commissioner.