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Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:37 - Updated Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:37

Angola with favorable human rights protection framework

Luanda - The legal framework for the promotion and protection of human rights is undergoing considerable evolution in Angola, Secretary of State for Human Rights Ana Celeste Januário said in Luanda this Wednesday.

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Secretária de Estado para os Direitos Humanos, Ana Celeste Januário

Photo: Nelson Malamba

Public debate on III Cycle of UPR of Angola

Photo: Nelson Malamba

The official, who was speaking at the opening of the public debate on the Angola Report for the III Cycle of the Universal Periodic Assessment (UPR), stressed the approval in January this year of the new Angolan Criminal Code, which incorporated rules to protect against discrimination, based on sexual orientation, punishment for female genital mutilation and norms on torture.

She also said that there is a greater openness and dialogue with members of civil society, considered partners of the Government in the implementation of policies and programs for the improvement of social welfare.

The Secretary of State for Human Rights indicated that during this year at least two international organizations evaluating freedom of expression in the world have placed Angola on the list of least repressive countries.

The Secretary of State for Human Rights indicated that during this year at least two international organizations evaluating freedom of expression in the world have placed Angola on the list of least repressive countries.

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