Mozambique Moves Towards Averhauling Prison System

Following government changes to the country's legal and judicial system by making new appointments, and re-shuffling judges, the parliament has passed a bill which seeks to bring sanity in the prison services.

  • Mozambique:  Bill On Penitentiary Service Passed

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 8 November 2012

    The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Thursday passed the first reading of a government bill overhauling the Mozambican prison service. read more »

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  • Mozambique:  Guebuza Calls On Justice System to Guarantee Rights

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 7 November 2012

    Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Wednesday called on the bodies that administer justice to guarantee that citizens can enjoy their constitutionally guaranteed rights and ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Law On Public Probity Takes Effect in Ten Days

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 5 November 2012

    Mozambique’s Ministry of the Public Service and the Attorney-General’s Office are undertaking a national campaign to raise awareness of the Law on Public Probity, which ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  New Judges for Supreme Court

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 17 September 2012

    Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has appointed seven more judges to the Supreme Court, thus bringing the total number, in theory, to 16. read more »

  • Mozambique:  Appeals Courts Now Functioning

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 18 September 2012

    Despite facing severe difficulties with premises and staff, Mozambique's Higher Appeals Courts have begun to function, at least in Maputo, and have started to work through a large ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Corruption in Judiciary Denounced

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 17 September 2012

    A senior Mozambican judge, Osvalda Joana, admitted on Friday that there are serious problems of corruption in the Mozambican judiciary. read more »

  • Mozambique:  'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' - Guebuza

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 13 September 2012

    Mozambican President Armando Guebuza said on Thursday that, in his tours of the provinces and districts, he had heard "constant and repeated clamour for a justice service that ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Controversial Police Regulations 'Already Revoked'

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 9 September 2012

    Mozambique's Constitutional Council, the country's highest body in matters of Constitutional Law, has rejected a call by Attorney General Augusto Paulino to declare ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Human Rights Commission Presented Publicly

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 7 September 2012

    The main challenge facing Mozambique in the human rights area "is to educate the public about their rights", declared Justice Minister Benvinda Levy on Thursday. read more »

  • Mozambique:  Giant Leap for Human Rights in Mozambique

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 6 September 2012

    At long last, Mozambique has a functioning National Human Rights Commission (CNDH). Created by the National Assembly back in 2009 to promote and defend human rights, the first ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Paulino Re-Appointed Attorney-General

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 31 August 2012

    Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has re-appointed Augusto Paulino for a second five year term of office as Attorney-General. read more »