Adérito Soares


Aderito is an expert in the fields of good-governance, anti-corruption and human rights. He is an experienced facilitator, negotiator and strategic planner, with proven ability to deliver results in complex political and social environments.

He was elected by Timor-Leste’s National Parliament as the first Commissioner of the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (2010-14) where he led a staff of 50 and achieved excellent results in his four-year term.

Aderitos has also consulted for national and international NGOs, including the UN in Timor-Leste and worked as law and sociology lecturer in Timor-Leste from 2002 to 2007; and Australian National University (2009).Prior to this Adeirtos was a lawyers for human rights NGOs in Indonesia, including the Institute for Police Research and Advocacy(ELSAM) in Jakarta.

After Timor-Leste’s independence, he elected as a member of Timor-Leste’s Constituent Assembly where he played a key role in drafting Timor-Leste’s first constitution; and chaired the Systematization and Harmonization Committee in the Constituent Assembly.