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Timor Leste: Briefing to Security Council Members on policing and security in Timor-Leste.

, Index number: ASA 57/001/2003

This document highlights the need for progress in the establishment of a national police service; and that despite significant progress and the clear professionalism and commitment of individual officers, the National Police of Timor-Leste remains a fragile and underdeveloped institution which is not yet adequately prepared, equipped, or sufficiently well supported for the task of maintaining law and order in a manner which is consistent with international human rights standards.

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