Supreme court to upsize advisor judges

  • A plenary session of the National Assembly
Luanda - Supreme Court (TS) has announced plans to increase the number of counselor judges from 21 to 31, based on the amendment to the proposal of its Organic Law, approved Thursday by the National Assembly.

The change is contained in the proposal to amend the Organic Law on the Organization and Functioning of the Supreme Court, approved, in general and unanimously, by the MPs of National Assembly (AN).

The Secretary of State for Human Rights and Citizenship, Ana Celeste Januário, said at the AN plenary session that the proposal aims to improve a new panel of TS judges and the recruitment of personnel to speed up the decisions of that body.

Despite the entry into operation of the Courts of Appeal (Courts of Second Instance), she explained, the proposal provides for an increase from 21 to 31 counselor judges, in the composition of the Supreme Court.

"The survey carried out recently shows us that at this moment there is an excessive number of cases, for each of the counselors from different chambers of the Supreme Court, varying bet

The proposal, in its article 52, limits the number of cases for each of the advisory judges, according to the respective chambers.

Indeed, the Civil Chamber will have up to 200 cases, the same number for the Criminal Chamber, while the Labor Chamber, Administrative Tax and Customs Litigation, as well as Family and Juvenile Justice will have up to 250 cases each.

The change is contained in the proposal to amend the Organic Law on the Organization and Functioning of the Supreme Court, approved, in general and unanimously, by the MPs of National Assembly (AN).

The Secretary of State for Human Rights and Citizenship, Ana Celeste Januário, said at the AN plenary session that the proposal aims to improve a new panel of TS judges and the recruitment of personnel to speed up the decisions of that body.

Despite the entry into operation of the Courts of Appeal (Courts of Second Instance), she explained, the proposal provides for an increase from 21 to 31 counselor judges, in the composition of the Supreme Court.

"The survey carried out recently shows us that at this moment there is an excessive number of cases, for each of the counselors from different chambers of the Supreme Court, varying bet

The proposal, in its article 52, limits the number of cases for each of the advisory judges, according to the respective chambers.

Indeed, the Civil Chamber will have up to 200 cases, the same number for the Criminal Chamber, while the Labor Chamber, Administrative Tax and Customs Litigation, as well as Family and Juvenile Justice will have up to 250 cases each.