On June 30, 2022, in Luanda, Angola, took place the Training of Technical Trainers and Justice Officers of Angola, and the presentation of the Angolan Criminal Procedure Manual, an important instrument that will boost the performance of professionals in the area.
The event, which was attended by the Deputy Director of Study and Research of the National Institute of Judicial Studies (INEJ) of Angola, the Alternate National Authorizing Officer of Angola, the Honorable Judge Counselor of the Supreme Court of Angola, Dr. Norberto Sodré, the Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Pedro Mendes de Carvalho, the Head of Delegation of the European Union in Angola, Dr. Janette Seppen, the Minister Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Portugal, Dr. José Correia, the Director of the Office of the National Authorizing Officer for Cooperation between the Republic of Mozambique and the European Union (GON), Ambassador Mário Saraiva Ngwenya, the Technical Assistant for the Coordination of the PALOP-TL Program and the EU, and the Project Coordinator Support for the Consolidation of the Rule of Law in the PALOP and Timor-Leste (PACED), among other guests.
The ceremony included the handing over of training certificates for trainers to Angola’s Justice Technicians and Officials and the launch of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the PALOP-TL program and the EU, which are being celebrated this year.
Mozambique assumes the coordination of the program, while Guinea-Bissau assumed, in 2021, the rotating political presidency for a period of one year. In addition to consolidating the rule of law, the program also aims to promote employment in the area of culture and good administration in the PALOP-TL and is funded by the European Union.