Working Group Meets to Finalize Asset Declaration Law Project

Dili – Wednesday (12/4), Deputy Commissioner Manuel Bucar held a meeting with other state institutions in the National Parliament Conference Room yesterday, to finalize the Asset Declaration Law.

The Working Group on Asset Declaration Law consists of Comissão Anti-Corrupção (CAC), Commission A of National Parliament, the Prosecutor-General’s Office, Provedor of Human Rights and Justice (PDHJ), and the Secretary of State for Parliament.

Yesterday’s meeting was a continuation of roundtable discussions held by the Commission since 2012 with other state institutions. On 16 May 2013, the Working Group formed a technical group composing officials from CAC and the National Parliament to further consider the Asset Declaration Law project, which they completed in January 2014.

CAC adviser Dr. Rui briefed members of the Working Group during the meeting and explained the law in detail.

Deputy Commissioner Manuel Bucar said the finalized law would now be presented to the plenary of the National Parliament, and passage of the law would assist in preventing corruption in Timor-Leste.

Participants in the meeting were Deputy Commissioner Manuel Bucar, Deputy Prosecutor General Zelia Trindade, Deputy of the PDHJ Rui dos Santos, Inspector General of State Francisco de Carvalho, Secretary of State for Parliament Maria Terezinha Viegas, and the President of the National Parliament’s Commission A Carmelita Moniz, along with other deputy technical law makers. (*)

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