Penal Code Bill analysed in Parliament’s specialty commissions

The legislative initiative of the mentioned billed is an initiative of the President of the Republic, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in his capacity as head of the Executive Power.

The vice-chairman of the first commission for Constitutional and Legal Matters of the National Assembly, Emilio Homem, said he believes “that we will have an updated Penal Code, which will contribute a lot to the administration of justice in the country”.

In his turn, the Deputy Attorney-General, Mota Liz, who participated in the preparation of this Draft-Law, noted that the matrix of the new Code is re-socialization.

He explained that the possibility of extenuation of the illegal conduct according to age is included in this Penal Code Bill in general terms, adding that such precept is found in all modern criminal codes.

The discussion in the National Assembly’s specialty commissions of the Penal Code Bill will run until the 10th of the present month.

Source: Angola Press News Agency