19 September 2012

Angola: Bar Association, AJPD Present Programme for Diagnosis on Sector

Luanda — The Angolan Bar Association (OOA) and the Justice, Peace and Democracy Association (AJPD) will develop as from this year a programme, in the ambit of the human rights sector, aimed at carrying out a diagnosis in the justice sector.

The information was given last Tuesday, in Luanda, by the OAA chairman, Hermenegildo Cachimbombo, at a press conference held in the ambit of the Lawyers Week, happening from 18 to 22 September.

He explained that such a diagnosis will not just cover the courts, but all the organs that participate in the justice administration work. He said the idea is to re-launch this task of the Bar Association, bringing about a greater interaction with the society, thus contributing to the resolution of problems.

On her turn, Lúcia da Silveira, AJPD's administration director, said that the idea is to make a diagnosis to find out what must be done in the sector, a project that is scheduled to end in 2014. She said the work will focus on aspects such as access to justice, its democratisation, distribution of lawyers, among other elements. Lúcia da Silveira also announced that the diagnosis will be conducted in 11 of the country's 18 provinces.

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