Dili – The Provedoria for Human Rights and Justice (PDHJ), as an Independent National Institution established by the Constitution of RDTL article 27 and by its own Statute (Law No. 7/2004), has an important role to promote and protect human rights as well as to promote good-governance. Therefore, on 2 March 2015, the PDHJ through its Promotion and Education Department under the Human Rights Directorate has cooperated with the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL)’s Police Academy-Comoro, to develop Read more [...]
  • The Provedor Called a Courtesy Meeting With Major-General of F-FDTL

    Dili, 09 February 2015 - The Provedor for Human Rights and Justice, Dr. Silverio Pinto Baptista, called a courtesy meeting with Major-General F-FDTL, Mr. Lere Anan Timor, at  the Headquarters of   F-FDTL in Fatuhada-Dili. Through this meeting the Provedor expressed to the Major-General that the PDHJ as a State Institution should undertake activities of promotion and education to the F-FDTL members in the area of Human Rights and Good-Governance. The Provedor said that the objective of the promotion Read more [...]
  • Deputy-Provedors Were Sworn In by the National Parliament

    Dili - The Provedoria for Human Rights and Justice of Timor-Leste (PDHJ) is an Independent National Institution with an important role for the promotion and protection of human rights as well as for the promotion of good governance. For this aim, on 14 January 2015, the two Deputy-Provedors, Ms. Jesuina Maria Ferreira Gomes as the Deputy-Provedor for Good-Governance and Mr. Horacio de Almeida as the Deputy-Provedor for Human Rights, were sworn in by the President of the National Parliament, Mr. Vicente Read more [...]
  • The PDHJ presented its Monitoring Report regarding the Parliamentary and Government Resolution

    Timor Leste’s National Human Rights Institution, the Provedoria dos Direitos Humanos e Justiça (PDHJ) has submitted its report on the results of a monitoring activity regarding the Parliamentary Resolution No. 4/2014 and the Government Resolution No. 13/2014. These resolutions permitted the establishment of Joint Operation Commando (PNTL and F-FDTL) to combat the actions of the groups, CPD-RDTL and the Concelho de Revolução Maubere (KRM) between March and June 2014. Press Release Joint Read more [...]
  • Monitoring Result for Missing Children 1975 – 1999

    The Provedoria for Human Rights and Justice in Timor Leste has
    submitted its Report on its cooperation with the KOMNAS-HAM (the
    Indonesian National Committee for Human Rights) on the Timorese
    Children separated from their parents during the 1975-1999 conflicts
    to the National Parliament.

    Press Release Missing Children

  • PDHJ Launches New Website

    The PDHJ website, under design since the 3rd quarter of 2014, has been presented in draft format to the Public Relations Department for editing. The objectives of the website are to promote the PDHJ and its activities, to disseminate information and to raise awareness on human rights issues in Timor-Leste. The development of a PDHJ website has been included in both the PDHJ’s Strategic Plan 2011-2013 and its communications strategy 2013-2016. The website focuses on providing information to a Read more [...]