1. What steps are the government of Timor-Leste taking to ensure that principles of international human rights law and treaties ratified by Timor-Leste are integrated in the policies, programs, legislations and the budget to improve the overall human rights situation in the country? How do you plan to address the recommendations from the Office of the Provedor for Human Rights and Justice (PDHJ)?
2. What is being done to strengthen the justice sector in terms of
a. Capacity building and improvement of investigation
b. Ensuring full respect for the independence of the judiciary (without political interference)
c. Achieving proper, fair and timely justice and reducing the number of pending cases in court and the large backlog within the prosecution office
d. Ensuring civilian oversight of the security sector and disciplinary systems within the security forces
e. Ensuring that all legislation, draft legislation and other legal documents are available in both Portuguese and Tetum.
3. What measures will be taken to stop the reported widespread violence against women? What will be done to ensure that the draft civil code addresses discrimination against women in all areas covered by the convention, in particular with respect to inheritance and ownership rights to property on divorce and legal capacity?
4. How does the government of Timor-Leste plan to clarify the legal status and mandate of the National Commission for the Rights of the Child (NCRC) to ensure it can work efficiently? When is it expected that the drafted Children’s Code seeking to safeguard children’s rights in the context of legal reform and enhanced justice for children in conflict with the law is passed by the parliament?
5. What measures will be taken to overcome the obstacles delaying the parliamentary discussions on the two draft laws establishing a national reparations programme for victims and an “Institute for Memory”?