Law of East Timor

The law of East Timor is based on the laws of Indonesia, as was determined by the United Nations. While laws were originally published only in English, the government began enacting law solely in Portuguese in 2002. For this reason, East Timorese laws are now written in English, Portuguese, and Indonesian. The law of East Timor is enforced by the National Police, established in 2002. One of the most important events in the history of the law of East Timor was the creation of the Special Panels of the Dili District Court, which attempted to deal with crimes such as murder, rape, and torture which took place in 1999. The panels sat from 2000 to 2006.

See also

see also East Timor Law Journal and East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin

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