24 May 2018

Angola: Ministry of Justice Creates National Human Rights Prize

Luanda — A national award to distinguish people and institutions that are committed to the observance of human rights in Angola, will be created shortly, by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, said the incumbent Minister, Francisco Queiroz.

Speaking at the XIII Consultative Council of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, opened this Thursday in Luanda, the Cabinet official said that the prize will have an annual periodicity.

"The idea behind of this prize aims to respond to the human rights issue, which is to mobilize society for respect for human rights, with Angolans themselves monitoring their compliance, given the emerging of many similar institutions "He said.

According to the minister, a proper vision of the internal situation of human rights must be developed, based on the history of the pre-independence to date, where human rights have experienced a remarkable increase.

To that end, he directed the commissioning of all provincial human rights commissions to carry out the task of monitoring and denouncing human rights violations.

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