Trilateral Meeting of UNCAC State Parties in Vienna

Dili – 04/06/2013During the recent 4th UNCAC Implementation Review Group (IRG) meeting in Vienna, Timor-Leste also participated in a trilateral meeting of UNCAC State Parties. The trilateral meeting that was organized by the IRG Secretariat in Vienna was composed of Liberia, Angola and Timor-Leste. Timor-Leste and Liberia are the reviewer countries towards Angola’s experience in UNCAC implementation.

In that trilateral meeting that was held on 31 May 2013, the three State Parties discussed on the plan and self-assessment process in Angola as well as a possibility of on-site visit to Angola by the two reviewers when it is necessary. In the coming months, Angola will send its check-list of UNCAC Self-Assessment for Timor-Leste and Liberia to review and provide comments.

Timor-Leste’s first stage of UNCAC Self-Assessment exercise was completed last year. It focused on the Convention’s Chapter III on Criminalization and Law and Order and Chapter IV on International Cooperation. The Executive Summary of this Self-Assessment was made into public last year during the 3rd Session of the IRG meeting along with three other State Parties’, namely, Australia, Switzerland and Georgia.

Timor-Leste’s team in the trilateral meeting was lead by CAC Commissioner Adérito de Jesus Soares and the team returned to Timor-Leste this last Monday.

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