Timor-Leste

    Members of the security forces in Timor-Leste accused of human rights abuses still manage to escape justice despite a general strengthening of the judicial system in the South-East Asian nation, according to a UN report released Sept. 15. Launched 10 years after the Timorese voted for independence, rather than autonomy within Indonesia, the report on human rights developments in Timor-Leste between July 2008 and June this year noted the strides made by authorities in key areas, but stressed that much needs to be done in the area of accountability. (UN News Service)

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