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Welcome to PDHJ Timor-Leste


The Ombudsman’s vision is to protect human rights, strengthen integrity and promote good governance in Timor-Leste.


Education, Promotion and Cooperation, Resolution, Investigation and Monitoring.


Ombudsman’s core values reflect the standards to which it aspires in its services to the public and stakeholders.


The Ombudsman has a strengthened capacity and independence to guarantee a good implementation of its mandate

Meet the Ombudsman and Deputies

From 2023 to 2027

Virgilio da Silva Guterres

Ombudsman, Human Rights and Justice

Rigoberto Monteiro

Deputy Provedor for Good-Governance Affairs

Maria M. X. C. O. Costa

Deputy Provedor for Human Rights Affairs

Lodge a Complaint

You can complain to the PDHJ if you believe you have had your human rights infringed by a decision of, or staff member from, government or a state authority.

You can make a complaint using the following methods:

  • Complete the online form below or email us via our contact form
  • Call our Dili office on 3331184
  • Visit our Dili office at Estrada Caicoli, Dili, Timor Leste
  • Visit one of our four regional offices at the following locations: Baucau, Maliana, RAEOA, Manufahi
  • Submit a written complaint in one of the designated boxes in every district centre. Complaint boxes are located in the District Administration office in each of Timor-Leste’s 13 districts.

Complaints Statistics

Number of Cases Registered during last 5 years

Updated by May 2024

Complaints Intake
Preliminary Assessment
Inquiry Steps
Follow up

Our News

United States and Timor-Leste Partner to Launch Key Anti-Corruption Initiatives

Press Release                                            ...

Ombudsman Guterres participated in the First ASEAN Forum on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

Ombudsman Virgílio da Silva Guterres ‘Lamukan’ participated in the ASEAN Forum on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly, held on July 15-16, 2024, in Banten, Indonesia....

Ombudsman Urges Government Action on Health Issues Amid Concerns

Dili, 16 July 2024 - Virgílio da Silva Guterres ‘Lamukan’, Ombudsman for Human Rights and Justice, has urgently called upon the Minister of Health...

PDHJ Timor-Leste Hosts SEANF’s Second Technical Working Group Meeting on Human Rights

From July 10-11, 2024, the Ombudsman for Human Rights and Justice (PDHJ) Timor-Leste hosted the Second Technical Working Group Meeting (TWG) of the Southeast...

PDHJ Appeals for Promoting an Inclusive Society on the Commemoration of National Day of People with Disabilities

Dili, 4 July 2024 – Maria Marilia da Costa, Deputy Ombudswoman for Human Rights, urged all entities to foster a more inclusive society in...

Deputy Ombudsman for Human Rights Participates in Meeting to Establish Inter-NHRI Inquiry Mechanism

Quezon, Philippines, June 26-27, 2024 – Deputy Ombudsman for Human Rights Maria Marilia da Costa and Investigation Officer Valerio Magno Ximenes participated in a...



With this tool, PDHJ hopes to provide a small, but important, contribution for the promotion and protection of human rights in Timor-Leste.


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Contact Us


Rua Caicoli, Dili, Timor-Leste


+670 333 1071



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