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Timor-Leste: Victims’ rights and independence of judiciary threatened by arbitrary removal of judicial officers

, Index number: ASA 57/003/2014

Decisions by the Timor-Leste parliament and government to arbitrarily terminate the contracts of foreign judicial officers and judicial advisors will have a negative impact on victims and their right to an effective remedy, said Amnesty International. The move also raises serious concerns about judicial independence in the country.

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