Feb 2020: State budget for 2020, including October LH Submission (also Tetum), re-proposed law and budget books, and January LH Submission (also Tetum)
Jan 2020: Maritime boundary dispute with Australia 2016-2020
Jan 2020: Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Timor-Leste: reports and background
Feb 2020: Rights and Sustainability: LH briefing on key issues facing TL. 20 MB Powerpoint or 7 MB PDF
Dec 2019: Buying into Greater Sunrise at the cost of prudence and good governance
Dec 2019: U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to re-engage in Timor-Leste
Oct 2019: LH Submission to the Australian Senate on returning to international legal mechanisms
Oct 2019: LH Mid-Year Report, January-June 2019
Oct 2019: LH Submission (Tetum) to Parliament on proposed Mining Code
Aug 2019 blog: Invitation to Solidarity Conference and MKOTT exhibition
Aug 2019: 2019 TL and Development Partners Meeting
June 2019: Presentation on 19 Years of La'o Hamutuk history (also PDF)
June 2019: Five La'o Hamutuk presentations to the TL Studies Association:
May 2019: Paper: After the oil runs dry: Timor-Leste economics and government finances
Mar 2019: La'o Hamutuk Annual Report for 2018
Mar 2019: LH nia submisaun ba Parlamentu on the draft Anti-Corruption Law
May 2019: Bobby Boye: Convict, Advisor and Fraud (also Tetum) sentenced to six years in prison; loses appeal; loses lawsuit to overturn sentence and appeals again.
Mar 2019: State budget for 2019, with budget law, books and LH submission (Tetum or English)
Jan 2019: Blog Misinformation and Facts about the Greater Sunrise Project (also PDF)
Informasaun sala no faktu sira kona-ba projetu Greater Sunrise (mos PDF)
Jan 2019: Projetu CAFE / Eskola Referénsia ho lia-portugés: Tempu ona atu halo avaliasaun
The CAFE Project / Portuguese Language Reference Schools: Due for evaluation
O Projeto CAFE / Escolas de Referência em lingua portuguesa: Tempo para uma avaliação
Dec 2018: Aprezentasaun Informasaun Importante ba Deputadu/a sira (mos PowerPoint) kona-ba Sunrise, Tasi Mane no OJE 2019
Dec 2018: Surat Popular: Ita labele husik dezenvolvimentu estraga ita-nia moris no ambiente
Nov 2018: Buletin LH (Tetum) ho artigu kona-ba Sosa partisipasaun iha Sunrise, Orsamentu Estadu 2018, Transparensia, Lisensamentu Ambiental , Konflitu Interese, Parseria Públiku-Privadu, Polítika Bee, Rejistrasaun Rai, Planeamentu Familiar
Nov 2018 blog: Lisensamentu Ambientál – hodi proteje ita hotu no Podcast
Nov 2018 blog: Planeamentu Familiar ida Inkluzivu La’ós iha Surat-Tahan De’it / Inclusive Family Planning Takes More Than Words On Paper
Oct 2018: Blog: Timor-Leste nia tasi tenke mantein nudár area protejidu ba ikan-baleia no golfiñu / Timor-Leste’s waters must remain a sanctuary for whales and dolphins
Oct 2018: Blog: Buying part of Greater Sunrise from ConocoPhillips:What does it mean for Timor-Leste and the Pipeline? / Sosa Partisipasaun iha Greater Sunrise husi ConocoPhillips: Signifika saida mai Timor-Leste? Signifika saida kona-ba kadoras?
Sep 2018: State budget for 2018 including documents and LH Submission (also Tetum)
Sep 2018: Confronting the state's temporary cash flow problem / Enfrenta problema finansial temporáriu, ho LH Submission to Parliament (also Tetum)
Mar 2019: General State Budgets for 2017-18, including duodecimal system and enactment of 2018 Budget
July 2018: Blog: LH Reminds Authors that their Writing has Consequences / LH fó Hanoin ba Autór sira katak sira nia Hakerek iha Konsekuénsia
July 2018: Blog: Hamutuk ita bele! Fiar an, la’o ba oin!
Together we can! Trust in ourselves, move forward!
July 2018: VIII Constitutional Government and its Program (also Tetum or Portuguese)
July 2018: LH Bulletin (English), with articles about welcoming the new Government, the Maritime Boundary Treaty, the U.S. dollar in Timor-Leste, Access to information, Curricula and other topics.
June 2018: LH nia Karta aberta ba kada Deputadu/a iha Parlamentu foun
June 2018: Buletin LH (Tetum), ho artigu kona-ba Parabens ba Povu Timor-Leste no Membru Parlamentu no Governu VIII, Tratadu Fronteira Maritima, Presiza Dolar Amerika?, Asesu ba Informasaun, Kurríkulu, nst.
May 2018: Early Parliamentary Election with results, documents, candidate lists, party platforms, Relatóriu Observasaun, commentary and other materials
Apr 2018: The National Curriculum for Preschool and Primary Education
Kurríkulu Nasionál ba Pre-eskolár no Ensinu Báziku
O Currículo Nacional para o Pré-Escolar e Ensino Básico
Mar 2018: La'o Hamutuk Annual Report for 2017
Mar 2018: Article on Timor-Leste-Australia maritime boundary treaty (also PDF, abridged blog or Tetum)
Mar 2018: Blog 18 Years later: Should Timor drop the U.S. dollar? (also Tetum)
Mar 2018: Maritime boundary dispute with Australia 2012-2016
Feb 2018: Formation and program of 7th Constitutional Government (Eng/Tet)
Feb 2018: Information on the proposed and rejected rectification budget for 2017
Jan 2018: Regulating Onshore Petroleum Operations
Oct 2017: Polítika Agrikultura / Agriculture Policy in Timor-Leste
Oct 2017: Atualizasaun prosesu pakote Lei ba Rai iha Timor-Leste
Oct 2017: proposed Private Investment Law and Policy, including LH submission on the law and our second submission on the policy
Blog: Private investment is a road, not a destination (mos Tetum)
Blog: Private investment isn’t a panacea: We need investments which benefit Timor-Leste’s people, not only investors
Sep 2017: Statement of Solidarity for Rohingya Community from Timor-Leste (mós Tetum)
Sep 2017 blog: Copenhagen Agreement: Permanent Boundary or CMATS redux?
Konkordánsia Copenhagen: Fronteira Permanente ka Neo-CMATS?
Aug 2017: Parliamentary election: with pamphlet, laws, party lists, Relatoriu Observasaun, LH Letter to new MPs and other materials
July 2017: Blog: Who will be in Timor-Leste’s next Parliament? / Se sei tuir iha Parlamentu Nasionál?
July 2017: Blog: Governu nia planu sedu … atu antisipa buat ruma? / Advance planning … just in case
July 2017: presentations from the Timor-Leste Studies Association conference, with abstracts and papers by La'o Hamutuk and others
June 2017: Creating a Mining Code / Dezenvolve Kódigu Mineiru ba Timor-Leste (Eng/Tet)
May 2017: La'o Hamutuk observations for the Conference on the SDG Roadmap
Apr 2017: Presidential Election including pamphlet, radio program, TV interviews, results and observation report (also Tetum)
Mar 2017: Second UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Human Rights in TL
Dec 2016: General State Budget for 2017, including budget books and La'o Hamutuk submission (also Tetum), blog and invitation to public discussion
Nov 2016: Spinning straw into gold: Facts remain true, regardless of public relations; also Hafalun fatuk ho osan mean: Faktus mak faktus nafatin, maske relasaun públiku konta buat seluk
Nov 2016: Memória Masakre Santa Krús, Movimentu buka Justisa no Igualdade (also English)
Oct 2016: Street Vending: Threat to Social Order or Employment Opportunity?
Oct 2016: proposed tax reform, including LH submission (also Tetum) to Fiscal Reform Commission
July 2016: LH letter to President Taur Matan Ruak (also Tetum) asking him to veto the 2016 Budget Rectification
July 2016: LH submission (also blog and Tetum mós blog) on proposed 2016 Budget Rectification
July 2016: Revision of the Lifetime Pension laws, including La'o Hamutuk submission (Tetum)
July 2016: 2016 TL and Development Partners Meeting including comments from La'o Hamutuk (also Tetum)
Jun 2016: Blog: Suai Supply Base contract cancelled; it’s time to cancel the project.
Jun 2016: In-depth article on Public-Private Partnership for Tibar Port (English/Tetum). Also blog summary in English or Tetum.
Jun 2016: LH submission (Tet.) on draft law on Land Titles (Port.)
LH submission (Tet.) on draft Expropriation Law (Port.)
Also LH Blog on Titling Law (Tetum)
Report from PN Committee A on Expropriation Law (Port.)
Jun 2016: Blog: LH husu PDHJ atu haforsa implementasaun Lei Lisensamentu Ambientál no Karta aberta ba Provedoria (also English)
May 2016: Environmental Impacts of the proposed Betano oil refinery and open letter to TimorGAP
May 2016: Media Law, documents and commentary with Court Opinion and enacted law
Apr 2016: proposed law on employment in extractive industries (empregu iha atividades estrativas), inklui submisaun husi LH (Tetum)
Jan 2016: ANTI press release: We welcome the President of Indonesia to Timor-Leste, but cannot forget cases of crimes against humanity. (Also Tetum and Bahasa Indonesia)
Dec 2015: Hyundai E&C’s history of corruption (blog)
Dec 2015: TL's Human Development Index is dropping, but data is lacking (blog)
Nov 2015: A luta kontinua! 40 years and more. Presentation to Independence Day Dinner of the Australia-East Timor Association
Nov 2015: Fiscal Strategies and their Implications for Wealth Distribution presentation at ANU Timor-Leste Update conference (also PowerPoint and black/white PDF)
Oct 2015: La'o Hamutuk presentation from public discussion of the Tasi Mane Project (also Tetum, English PDF and Tetum PDF)
Sep 2015: TL falls short on Open Budget Index 2015 (blog, also Tetum, English PDF, Tetum PDF, scorecard)
July 2015: Riches Beyond Imagination debunking exaggerated claims of TL's economic strength (blog)
June 2015: Oil running out is reality, not propaganda (LH letter to Members of Parliament) (also blog and Tetum)
June 2015: Can the Petroleum Fund Exorcise the Resource Curse from TL? (updated)
Aug 2015: 2015 TL and Development Partners Meeting, including civil society submissions (also Tetum)
June 2015: How Long Will the Petroleum Fund Carry Timor-Leste? with 2014 paper (also Tetum) and other materials
Also new article How long will Timor-Leste's Petroleum Fund Last? (update) (and blog)
Apr 2015: Timor-Leste's oil and gas are going fast / Mina-rai no gas Timor-Leste nian besik hotu ho lalais (also blog in English or Tetum)
Apr 2015: LH submission to Parliament on 2015 Budget Revision (also Tetum, Komunikadu Imprensa)
Mar 2015: General State Budget for 2015 (including Gov't Program, proposed rectification, substitute text and other documents and analysis)
Mar 2015: Proposed LNG Plant in Beaçu, including LH letter urging cancelling of design contract tender (also Tetum and blog)
Mar 2015: Is Fiscal Policy Sustainable? presentation (also PDF), also Polítika Fiskál Sustentavel ka lae? (PDF)
Feb 2015: LH Blog: letter urging consideration of lower oil prices in revision of 2015 State Budget (also Tetum) and Ministry of Finance response (also Tetum)
Feb 2015: LH Blog: Transparency Initiative (EITI) gets a little more opaque (also Tetum)
Feb 2015: LH Blog: It takes more than money to achieve development: Lessons for and from Timor-Leste (also Tetum)
Feb 2015: Resource list on Executive Interference in Timor-Leste's Judicial System
La'o Hamutuk (Walking Together in English) is a Timor-Leste non-governmental organization that monitors, analyzes, and reports on the principal international institutions and systems engaged in Timor-Leste as they relate to the physical, economic, and social reconstruction and development of the country. La'o Hamutuk believes that the people of Timor-Leste must be the ultimate decision-makers in this process and that this process should be democratic and transparent. La'o Hamutuk is an independent organization and works to facilitate effective Timorese participation, to improve communication between the international community and Timorese society, to provide resources on alternative development models, and to facilitate links between Timorese groups and groups abroad.
La'o Hamutuk welcomes reprinting articles or graphics from our website and Bulletin without charge, but we would like to be notified and given credit for our work.
After ten years in Farol, La'o Hamutuk moved to Bebora, Dili (between Vila Verde and Bairro Pite) in 2011. Click on the map below to see it larger.