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Polisiamentu Komunitáriu iha Timor-Leste

July 8, 2019


Desde 2009, Fundasaun Ázia servisu hamutuk ho Polícia Nacional de Timor-Leste ba modelu polisiamentu komunitáriu lokál ida ne’ebé relevante no sustentavel iha Timor-Leste hodi halo impaktu ida longu prazu iha paz no seguransa. Programa Apoiu Polisiamentu Komunitáriu implementa hamutuk husi Fundasaun Ázia no Polísia Novazelándia, apoiu husi Ministér… Read more


Community Policing in Timor-Leste

June 18, 2019


Since 2009, The Asia Foundation has worked alongside the Polícia Nacional de Timor-Leste toward a locally relevant and sustainable model of community policing in Timor-Leste that makes a lasting impact on peace and security. The Community Policing Support Program is jointly implemented by The Asia Foundation and the New Zealand Police, supposed by… Read more


National Elections and Community Policing in Timor-Leste

May 23, 2018

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This month, just a year short of its 20th anniversary, Timor-Leste held its fifth round of national elections—its second in less than a year—and despite some isolated incidents of violence in the hotly contested campaign, the country can be proud of a vote that was free, fair, and peaceful. This is all the more significant given the circumstances u… Read more


Timor-Leste’s National Police Prioritize Crime Prevention through Community Policing for 2017 Elections

July 13, 2016

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Timor-Leste, the half-island nation nestled between Indonesia and Australia, is preparing for presidential and parliamentary elections in 2017, the fourth round of elections since the brutal withdrawal by Indonesian occupation forces in 1999. Today, Timor-Leste is widely considered a stable and peaceful country. But most who know the country well a… Read more


Reforming Security in Timor-Leste: Can a Plural Justice System Work?

April 13, 2016

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Three and a half years after the withdrawal of the UN peacekeeping mission from Timor-Leste, The Asia Foundation’s new survey on community police perceptions finds that Timorese people are optimistic about the security situation in their country, feelings of insecurity are at their lowest levels in a decade, and there is greater trust in the police… Read more


Five Things that Make Community Policing Work

October 21, 2015

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Last week, the director of Sri Lanka’s National Police Academy joined a delegation from The Asia Foundation’s Community Policing Program in Timor-Leste for a National Forum on Community Policing to discuss community policing approaches…


As Aid Landscape Shifts, Security and Justice Programs Remain Critical in Timor-Leste

February 11, 2015

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In October, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jose Ramos-Horta, former president of Timor-Leste, Nobel Peace laureate, and former head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Guinea Bissau…


A New Face of Policing in Timor-Leste

April 23, 2014

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On March 27, the national police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) celebrated their 14th anniversary with full pomp and circumstance. For 24 years until 1999, the police in Timor were under the command of the Indonesia military. Now, it seems that memories of countrywide conflict and instability in this small tropical nation are receding.