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header1 Issues of concern

  • Judicial independence and due process are undermined by serious capacity deficits and political influence. Due process rights are often restricted or denied, owing in part to a dearth of resources and personnel.
  • The World Bank estimates that Timor-Leste loses from 1.5 to 2 percent of gross domestic product annually to corruption. Anticorruption bodies lack enough funding to operate effectively.
  • Media outlets are vulnerable to political pressure due to their reliance on government financial support.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    72 100 free