Justice operators urged to carry out mission with consciousness

Luanda – The Supreme Court Chief Justice, Manuel da Costa AragAPound o, last Friday, in Luanda, requested judicial officials to guard against possible pressures or threats and carry out their mission with science, consciousness, and in effective and efficient manners.

The Chief Justice, who was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Judicial Year 2017, stated that all those involved in justice administration should always be aware that the accused, defendant or counterpart is above all a person who has rights, as well as duties.

To him there can be no rule of law without common courts and independent judges who administer justice in the name of the people.

“Quality justice is a sure sign of a quality democracy,” he said.

The official said it is necessary for judicial operators to make their contribution to social stability and harmony in society, “especially in this year that we are called to exercise our civic duty in order to choose our future leaders for the next five years.”

On the other hand, he revealed that the 2016 Judicial Year was marked by a significant legislative work, in particular the publication of Law 1/16 of February 10, establishing the Court of Appeal, as an intermediate appeal body between and the first instance court and the Supreme Court, along with the Amnesty Law.

The official stressed that in relation to the implementation of the Courts of Appeal, this cannot be done countrywide yet, due to the present economic and financial difficulties prevailing in the country.

However, he considered the work done last year by courts to be positive.

In fact, he stated that at the level of the first instance courts the productivity rate was 41.4 percent, corresponding to 72, 906 closed cases, out of a total of 175,827 existing in the provincial courts of the country.

The pendency rate was 58.5 percent, corresponding to 102, 921 cases carried forward to 2017, compared to 107, 0 71 cases carried over from the year under review. There was a decrease in the pending cases of 4,150 cases.

On the other hand at the level of the second instance (Supreme Court), the source said, the productivity rate was 51.5 percent corresponding to 2,598 closed cases.

The pendency rate was 48.4 percent corresponding to 2,444 pending cases from a universe of 5,390 cases, with a reduction in pending cases of 859 cases.

In the Criminal Cases Section were 2,133 closed cases terminated, of which 606 by Amnesty.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

Justice operators urged to carry out mission with consciousness

Luanda – The Supreme Court Chief Justice, Manuel da Costa AragAPound o, last Friday, in Luanda, requested judicial officials to guard against possible pressures or threats and carry out their mission with science, consciousness, and in effective and efficient manners.

The Chief Justice, who was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Judicial Year 2017, stated that all those involved in justice administration should always be aware that the accused, defendant or counterpart is above all a person who has rights, as well as duties.

To him there can be no rule of law without common courts and independent judges who administer justice in the name of the people.

“Quality justice is a sure sign of a quality democracy,” he said.

The official said it is necessary for judicial operators to make their contribution to social stability and harmony in society, “especially in this year that we are called to exercise our civic duty in order to choose our future leaders for the next five years.”

On the other hand, he revealed that the 2016 Judicial Year was marked by a significant legislative work, in particular the publication of Law 1/16 of February 10, establishing the Court of Appeal, as an intermediate appeal body between and the first instance court and the Supreme Court, along with the Amnesty Law.

The official stressed that in relation to the implementation of the Courts of Appeal, this cannot be done countrywide yet, due to the present economic and financial difficulties prevailing in the country.

However, he considered the work done last year by courts to be positive.

In fact, he stated that at the level of the first instance courts the productivity rate was 41.4 percent, corresponding to 72, 906 closed cases, out of a total of 175,827 existing in the provincial courts of the country.

The pendency rate was 58.5 percent, corresponding to 102, 921 cases carried forward to 2017, compared to 107, 0 71 cases carried over from the year under review. There was a decrease in the pending cases of 4,150 cases.

On the other hand at the level of the second instance (Supreme Court), the source said, the productivity rate was 51.5 percent corresponding to 2,598 closed cases.

The pendency rate was 48.4 percent corresponding to 2,444 pending cases from a universe of 5,390 cases, with a reduction in pending cases of 859 cases.

In the Criminal Cases Section were 2,133 closed cases terminated, of which 606 by Amnesty.

Source: Angola Press News Agency