The Rule of Law Consolidation Support Project and the East Timor Court of Appeal held the”Governance and organization of criminal justice” conference, on Tuesday 6th of March, at Hotel Novo Turismo in Dili, with support from the European Union and Camões – Cooperation and Language Institute, IP
Conferência internacional: organização e gestão da justiça criminal vão ser debatidas em Díli
The initiative, which was attended by East Timorese speakers and international experts, reflected on the challenges faced by criminal police and the courts in the face of global, complex, economic and financial crimes.
Given the need to find quick, effective, concerted and economically sustainable responses to the way crimes are investigated and judged, the debate focused on strengthening mechanisms and structures for governance, organization and management of criminal justice, from the highest level government strategy and public policies, to the investigative, evidentiary, and jurisdictional tasks.
The program included names such as José Lopes da Mota, counselor to the Supreme Court of Justice (Portugal), Jorge Graça, jurisconsult and former president of the former Commission for Legislative Reform and Justice Sector (East Timor), Conceição Gomes, Coordinator of the Permanent Observatory of Portuguese Justice at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (Portugal), João Carlos Trindade, Judge Counselor of the Supreme Court (Mozambique), Marcelo Piragibe, Director of the National School of Magistracy (Brazil), Diogo Ravara, Judge of Law and Professor of the Center for Judicial Studies, as well as, José Mouraz Lopes, Judge Counselor and Nuno Coelho, Judge, both scientific advisors of the PACED.