6 February 2013

Angola: Constitution Establishes True Constitutional Right for Local Authority

Luanda — The country's Constitution, promulgated on February 5, 2010, establishes what can be considered true constitutional right of local authorities, taking into account the 15 articles dedicated to the subject, contrary to the 1992 Law.

This is part of analysis by the jurist Carlos Feijó, when speaking at a workshop under the theme "The Constitution and the consolidation of the Democratic and Law-abiding State," on the occasion of the third anniversary of its promulgation.

Addressing the topic "Local government in the Constitution", the jurist compared the previous Constitution.

According to him, there is also a constitutional enhancement of the local government as its concept has been substantially improved.

The lecturer also said that the concept of local authority presented is most compatible with international conventions on local autonomy, in particular with the European convention on the subject.

An innovation of constitution consists in jurisdiction assurance granted by the Constitution to the local authority with a view to to enforce its rights against violations at the core of the beginning of local autonomy.

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