Timor-Leste

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Timor-Leste (A/HRC/19/17)

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Introduction

  1. The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), established in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007, held its twelfth session from 3 to 14 October 2011. The review of Timor-Leste was held at the 15th meeting, on 12 October 2011. The delegation of Timor-Leste was headed by Ms. Lucia Maria Brandão F. Lobato, Minister of Justice. At its 19th meeting, held on 14 October 2011, the Working Group adopted the report on Timor-Leste.

  2. On 20 June 2011, the Human Rights Council selected the following group of rapporteurs (troika) to facilitate the review of Timor-Leste: Romania, Jordan, and Chile.

  3. In accordance with paragraph 15 of the annex to resolution 5/1, the following documents were issued for the review of Timor-Leste:

(a) A national report submitted/written presentation made in accordance with paragraph 15 (a) (A/HRC/WG.6/12/TSL/1);
(b) A compilation prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in accordance with paragraph 15 (b) (A/HRC/WG.6/12/TSL/2);
(c) A summary prepared by OHCHR in accordance with paragraph 15 (c) (A/HRC/WG.6/12/TSL/3).

  1. A list of questions prepared in advance by Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, was transmitted to Timor-Leste through the troika. These questions are available on the extranet of the UPR.