AFRICAN OFFICIAL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS MEETS WITH JUSTICE DIGNITARIES

The access to justice in Angola was addressed in separate meetings with the Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, Pansy Tlakula, with the presiding judge of the Supreme Court, Manuel AragAPound o, and the Attorney general of the Republic, JoAPound o Maria de Sousa.

The meetings took place in the Palace of Justice in Luanda, where Pansy Tlakula began on Monday a working visit to assess the state of justice and human rights in Angola.

The Commissioner of the African Union reported that were discussed issues related to respect for human rights, combating domestic violence against women, as well as the legalization of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Pansy Tlakula said that was satisfied with the presented details and reported that the registration process of NGOs is what most concerns the African Union.

On the other hand the, Attorney General of the Republic considered the legitimate concerns rose, although the licensing NGOs concern the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

JoAPound o Maria de Sousa explained that the PGR only has the task to analyze and verify that the object of the NGOs does not violate the constitution and the laws in force and refer to the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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