Democratisation justifies efficient and capable justice system
Angola, Luanda – The normal democratisation process of the Republic of Angola, the consolidation of peace and building a market economy, fully justifies the creation of an effective justice system, capable of meeting the needs of the country's development, said minister of National Defence, Candido Pereira Van-Dunem. The official was speaking at the closing ceremony of the third international seminar on military criminal law, which took place as from Thursday in the amphitheatre of the General Staff of the Army, in Luanda, under the motto "Military criminal law, knowledge that claims its disclosure". According to the official, this efficient and capable justice system should focus on public order and stability and for the strengthening and credibility of the institutions of the Angolan State. In this respect, he said that under the process of reform of justice and law underway in the country, some draft laws are in the pipeline and being elaborated, including the preliminary draft laws on Penal and Military Criminal Procedure. "I am convinced that its adoption will contribute greatly to the creation of a swifter and efficient justice capable of meeting the demands entrusted to it," he said.The international seminar was attended by about 150 delegates, including 60 foreigners from 16 countries from different continents, particularly South Africa, Brazil, Cape Verde, China, Congo Brazzaville, United States, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Poland, Peru, Russia, Trinidad and Tobacco, Zambia and Zimbabwe. "The current challenges of international humanitarian law", among others, are also under review at the event, which is underway at the General Staff of the Army. The International Association of Military Justices was founded in December 2003, in Florianópolis (Brazil), with the aim to develop studies on Military Criminal, Procedure, Legal and Humanitarian Law in member countries.