Vision Mission

  • Preserving the memory of the past as a lesson for the people of Timor-Leste and all humanities to achieve peace

    1. To establish a post-conflict center that can preserve the memory of the past to in the promotion of human rights and other values
    2. To establish a national and international partners to strengthen networking for the implementation of relevant CAVR and CVA's recommendations.
    1. To ensure that both CAVR and CVA’s recommendations are adopted in the national development policy of every sector.
    2. To nationalize and internationalize Chega! memory
  • Centro Chega! shall work to guarantee that its modus operandi and institutional culture is consistent with values sought to be promoted in Timor-Leste and in the world. In particular, it shall be guided by the following principles:

    1. Modus operandi which is consultative, collegial and cooperative internally and externally;
    2. Commitment to truth and human rights, by giving pivotal importance to vulnerable survivors of the past human rights violations;
    3. To establish responsibly the uniqueness of the CAVR and its unchanging archives, recording of other memories, and historical site of former Balide Prison;
    4. The ethos of gender balance, learning and staff development, creativity, transparency, non-discriminatory, hard-working and sustainable environment.

    To ensure the loyalty to these principles, CNC shall regularly review its programs and activities to guarantee that they

    1. Implement CAVR recommendations that are similar to the CVA recommendations;
    2. Contribute positively particularly to the vulnerable survivors who suffered from past human rights violations;
    3. Contribute positively to the ethos of CNC as well as to Indonesia and the international community; and
    4. To work collaboratively.
  • Centro Chega!shall work together with the Government and civil society organizations to contribute to the Timor-Leste's Strategic Development Plan and Sustainable Development Goals and share its post-conflict lessons with the international community. The objective will operate in accordance with the implementation of CAVR's recommendation based on its four main themes as follows:

    1. Remembrance or memorization (preserve, improve and make the past of Timor accessible, including the awareness site and memorabilia);
    2. Education (use of Timor-Leste’s past particularly in the promotion of no to violence, dialogue and respect of human rights among Timorese youth and develop common understanding by sharing history with Indonesia);
    3. Practical solidarity with those who are in unsettled post-conflict situations and with those who continue to suffer from past violations;
    4. Working with government, victims, civil society organizations, the Catholic Church, and other religious denominations in Timor-Leste and the international community, including institutions and experts from Indonesia and other countries.
    1. Review and carry out programs related to recommendations in line with programs of the government and its entities in terms of their support to vulnerable survivors and involve these survivors in the activities of the center.
    2. Work together with relevant Government’s departments to incorporate CAVR and CVA’s recommendations in the strategic plans, as well as their implementation, monitoring, and production of annual reports.
    3. Preserve and maintain the archives of both CAVR and CVA, to improve them by registration and recollection of witnesses, encourage the use of these archives for civic education, training and methodology of teaching history of 1974-1999 and Human Rights, as well as creating mechanisms of public access to these archives.
  • Article 5 of the Decree Law No. 48/ 2016 defines the mandates of the Centro Chega! as follows:

    1. Promote and monitor implementation of CAVR and recommendations and human rights;
    2. Guarantee preservation of memory and history of Timor-Leste, to create a culture of peace and respect for human rights;
    3. Contribute to civic education, training, and methodology of teaching Timor-Leste's history within the time span of 1974-1999
    4. Promote socialization of the Chega! report and in solidarity with vulnerable people and groups who suffered from human rights violations during the period of 1974-1999, and other mandates granted by the law.