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PDHJ deploys monitors ahead of national elections

Graphic: Community presentation on the national elections

Timor Leste's NHRI has deployed 47 human rights monitors to all municipalities, including sub-districts, across the country.

Political parties in Timor Leste will go to the polls on 12 May 2018 for the second time in less a year, with the aim of ending the current impasse and providing the country's citizens with political stability.

Timor Leste's national human rights institution – the Office of the Provedor for Human Rights and Justice (PDHJ) – will lead a monitoring program to ensure that all aspects of campaigning and the election are conducted transparently and according to the law.

Breaches of human rights and good governance will be identified and reported, with the intention to ensure they are not repeated in the future.

The PDHJ will run the monitoring program jointly with the Public Service Commission, the Anti-Corruption Commission and the National Commission on the Rights of Children.

On 9 April 2018, the PDHJ deployed 47 monitors to all municipalities, including sub-districts, across Timor Leste.

The monitoring program will run throughout the election campaign, on election day and following the election.

Date: 10 April 2018

Source: Provedor for Human Rights and Justice


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  1. Community presentation on the national elections - Provedor for Human Rights and Justice