Mon, 23 May 2016 18:20 - Updated Mon, 23 May 2016 18:20
Angola: Penal Code Draft predicts maximum prison term of 30 years
Luanda - The Penal Code Draft meant to update the one in force since 1886 provides for prison terms that range from three months to 25 years, with the possibility to reach 30 years in specific cases.
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Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Rui Mangueira
Photo: Gaspar dos Santos
This was said Monday in Luanda by the minister of Justice and Human Rights, Rui Jorge Carneiro Mangueira.
The minister was speaking at the opening of the seminar for presentation of the Penal Code bill drafted by the Justice and Law Reform Commission.
He said that the new Penal Code is guided by the Executive's commitment to ensure political and criminal justice reform, covering responses to large, medium and small crime.
The official stated that the aim is to combat corruption, drugs, organised, economic and financial crime, and the establishment and strengthening of the justice system at the service of human rights.
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Luanda - National Department of Justice Ministry and Human Rights for Out-of-Court Dispute Settlement and the Bar Association of Angola (OAA) signed Friday in Luanda a cooperation agreement.
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New York - Angolan minister of Justice and Human Rights Rui Mangueira Wednesday in New York called for continued involvement by Members of the United Nations in addressing the global drug problem to promote sustainable development, peaceful and inclusive societies.