Security Sector Reform (SSR) Monitor: Timor-Leste

Authored by: Mark Sedra (Editor)

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Political Transitions, Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Country: Timor-Leste
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
Year: 2011
Citation: Sedra, Mark. Security Sector Reform (SSR) Monitor: Timor-Leste. Waterloo: The Centre for International Governance Innovation, 2011

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The previous two editions of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) Monitor: Timor-Leste have largely focused on policing issues and SSR policy respectively. The justice system should not be overlooked as a fundamental component of the security sector, however, in assessing SSR in Timor-Leste. In particular, the ongoing backlog of prosecution cases has an impact on policing authority on the ground and overall public trust in the rule of law system. With its focus on the justice system in Timor-Leste, this edition of the SSR Monitor will provide a brief background on the institutional development of the justice system to introduce the current context and discuss salient issues and future plans for the national justice system.