Carlos Manuel Lopes Pereira

Dili District Deputy Commander
United Nations Police, East Timor
Focus Area(s): 
Accountable Policing
Critical Tasks: 
Internal accountability
External accountability
Training
Interviewers: 
Nicolas Lemay-Hebert
Country of Reform: 
Timor-Leste
Kosovo
Bosnia
Town/City: 
Dili
Country: 
Timor-Leste
Date of Interview: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Abstract 
Carlos Manuel Lopes Pereira describes his work for United Nations missions in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and then recounts how he came to Timor-Leste with the U.N. Police. He focuses on legal issues of the U.N. policing mission, such as the complex legal traditions of Timor-Leste, the specific prosecuting procedures in Timorese law, and the differences between Kosovo, Bosnia and Timor-Leste. He describes in detail the way in which the UNPOL dealt with a series of student protests in Dili, and with the general problems of gangs, pickpocketing, cultural differences and with bureaucracy and absenteeism within the institution. He also discusses how UNPOL had been mentoring and training the National Police of Timor-Leste. 
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Carlos Manuel Lopes Pereira Interview
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At the time of this interview, Carlos Manuel Lopes Pereira was serving as Dili district deputy commander for the United Nations Police mission in Timor-Leste.  He was a member of the Portuguese police for 20 years. He was the commander of a police unit north of Lisbon, and had previously worked as chief supervisor in Portugal.  He served in U.N. missions in Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo and  Timor-Leste.

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Portuguese
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Keywords 
business improvement districts
disciplinary system
external accountability structures
Gangs
internal management
language
oversight agency
pre-deployment training
rural policing
training curriculum
UN Policies