UNCAC Review Experts To Visit Timor-Leste

Dili, 18/05/2012— A delegation of seven experts on the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in Timor-Leste is due to arrive in Dili tomorrow for a weeklong on site visit. The seven experts are from Namibia, Fiji and the Secretariat of Review Mechanism from Vienna.

The experts are scheduled to meet and discuss with relevant government officials, law enforcement authorities and civil society representatives regarding Timor-Leste’s UNCAC Self-Assessment Report. This report concerns issues pertaining to criminalization and law enforcement and international cooperation. This visit will take place from 21 to 25 May 2012.

Among government institutions and Civil Society organizations , the delegation are expected to meet include the Court of Appeal, Standing Committee C of the National Parliament, Office of Prosecutor-General, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dili District Court, Central Bank, Office of Provedor, National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL), the Anti-Corruption Commission (CAC) and NGO representatives. Timor-Leste’s Self-Assessment Report has been presented to the National Parliament and the Council of Ministers early this month.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (CAC) as the focal point representing Government of Timor-Leste for the UNCAC review process, will accompany the delegation throughout the official visits. The on-site visit is a complementary part of the whole process of the Review Mechanism to assess each State Party’s efforts on the implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. The final report is expected to identify good practices, challenges and technical assistance needs for further improvements in the fight against corruption.


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