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Meet the Law - New Angolan Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code Enter Into Force

The new Angolan Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code enter into force today. These new statutes repeal the nineteenth century Criminal Code (1886) and the early twentieth century Criminal Procedure Code (1929).

This is an historic moment. Angola has now two update pieces of legislation addressing contemporary issues (e.g., IT, data, environment, payments in cash, corruption, insolvency), while complying with human rights requirements.

Should you wish to receive a translation (into English or French languages) of said statutes, kindly let us know.

For your convenience, you may download the Portuguese versions here clicking in the following links:

Lei nº 38/20

Lei nº 39/20

In collaboration with LBR.

Authors

Alberto Galhardo Simões
Partner
Lisbon