29 January 2013

Angola: Justice Administration Reform Programme Without Budgetary Allocation

Luanda — The chairman of the Constitutional Court (TC), Rui Ferreira, expressed concern with the fact that the draft budget for justice is lacking a specific line of allocation to the reform programme of the sector's administration to begin this year.

Rui Ferreira expressed is opinion Monday at the debate session of the proposed State Budget (OGE) for 2013, with the corresponding Commission of the National Assembly.

According to the judge, the budget is lacking an amount specifically for the implementation of this project, which in his opinion is urgent and necessary for the consolidation of the law-abiding democratic state, as enshrined in the Constitution.

The Judge argued that this reform will point to the urgency of the administrative decentralization of Justice, and, therefore, the need to create more courts to recruit new judges and prosecutors, among other measures not covered by this budget.

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