Ramchrisen Haveria

Deputy District Commander
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste
Focus Area(s): 
Accountable Policing
Critical Tasks: 
External accountability
Training
Interviewers: 
Nicolas Lemay-Hebert
Country of Reform: 
Timor-Leste
Town/City: 
Newtown Area, Baucau
Place (Building/Street): 
National Police Headquarters
Country: 
Timor-Leste
Date of Interview: 
Monday, July 7, 2008
Abstract 
Ramchristen Haveria explains the role of the United Nations missions in Timor-Leste and in Kosovo. The main goal of the missions is to assist both countries to establish effective police systems through their mentoring program while working with the local communities. The implementation of the U.N. guidelines in both countries is quite similar. Haveria discusses how the United Nations Police (UNPOL) contributed in the improvement of order in Timor-Leste by teaching the local police ways of implementing and maintaining public order. Some of the challenges they faced in the missions were cultural and language barriers, logistics problems, and hostility in some areas. Haveria also discusses the U.N. internal management and its relationship with the local personnel and the rest of the population.
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Ramchristen Haveria Interview
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At the time of this interview, Ramchristen Haveria was the deputy district commander for the United Nations Integrated Mission in Baucau, Timor-Leste. He previously worked at the regional operations office in the Philippines. Also, he served concurrently as the station chief of the Police Community Relations Office and as the chief of the Internal Affairs Office. He also worked as the chief of the Drug Enforcement Unit and as the assistant chief of the Special Operations group. He was involved in U.N. missions in Timor-Leste and Kosovo. 

Language: 
English
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Keywords 
recruitment
internal management
language
information sources
training curriculum
customary justice
UN Policies
community policing