Timor-Leste’s Constitution of 2002
Article 119. The courts are independent and subject only to the Constitution and to the law.
Judicial Council or Parallel Institution
Article 128. 1. The Superior Council for the judiciary is the organ of conduct and discipline of the judges of the courts and it is incumbent upon it to appoint, assign, transfer and promote the judges. 2. The Superior Council for the Judiciary is presided over by the President of the Supreme Court of Justice and is composed of the following members: a. one designated by the President of the Republic; b. one elected by the National Parliament; c. one designated by the Government; d. one elected by the judges of the courts of law from among their peers. 3. The law regulates the competence, organization and functioning of the Superior Council for the Judiciary.
Attorney General’s Office
Article 133: 1. The Office of the Prosecutor-General is the highest authority in public prosecution, and its composition and competencies is defined by law. 2. The Office of the Prosecutor-General is directed by the Prosecutor-General, in whose absence or inability to act, shall be replaced in accordance with the law. 3. The Prosecutor-General shall be appointed by the President of the Republic for a term of office of six years, in accordance with the terms established by law. 4. The Prosecutor-General is accountable to the Head of State and shall submit annual reports to the National Parliament. 5. The Prosecutor-General shall request the Supreme Court of Justice to make a generally binding declaration of unconstitutionality of any law ruled unconstitutional in three concrete cases. 6. The Deputy Prosecutor-General shall be appointed, dismissed or removed from office by the President of the Republic after consultation with the Superior Council for the Public Prosecution.