Timor-Leste

Population Statistics

1,231,116

Total Population

184,667

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

Timor-Leste has not yet signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (2002)

Updated: June 2015

Section 16 states:

(1) All citizens are equal before the law, shall exercise the same rights and shall be subject to the same duties.

(2) No one shall be discriminated against on grounds of colour, race, marital status, gender, ethnical origin, language, social or economic status, political or ideological convictions, religion, education and physical or mental condition.

 

Section 21 states:

(1) A disabled citizen shall enjoy the same rights and shall be subject to the same duties as all other citizens, except for the rights and duties which he or she is unable to exercise or fulfil due to his or her disability.

(2) The State shall promote the protection of disabled citizens as may be practicable and in accordance with the law.

 

Excerpts from the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (2002)