Africa-Press – Angola. The matter relating to the strengthening of the catalog of rights, freedoms and fundamental guarantees of citizens is one of the main advances of the Constitution of the Republic of 2010, in relation to the Constitutional Law of 1992, considers the presiding judge of the Constitutional Court, in a note on the 12 years of the “Supreme Law”, which is signed today.
According to Laurinda Cardoso, in addition to expanding the range of rights and freedoms, the 2010 Constitution guides the State, in its various dimensions, to ensure their protection and effective protection.
“The constitutional ‘new order’, instituted as a result of the approval and promulgation of the 2010 Constitution, constitutes an achievement of our young democracy, as it is consecrated by the Constituent Legislator, a universe of fundamental principles and legal-constitutional solutions for the strengthening of the Democratic State and Law in Angola”, says the magistrate.
Convinced that the country will continue to follow, through the materialization of constitutional provisions, the paths that lead to sustainable development, Laurinda Cardoso invites all citizens to revisit the decisive moments that culminated in the approval, promulgation and publication of the Constitution of the Republic.
The objective, he said, is “to rescue our collective memory, without neglecting the imperative need to reflect on the current context, while continuing the process of building and consolidating Angolan democracy, were it not for the Constitution designed to be our ‘consensus national agenda’.”
Revision of the Constitution
The Constitution of the Republic of 2010 was, last year, subject to the first revision.
The Constitutional Revision Law, enacted by the President of the Republic on 13 August last year, came into force on the 16th of the same month, with publication in Diário da República, Series I, under number 154. 30 articles of the Constitution of the Republic, which have a new wording.
The first partial review aims to adapt to the current context of the country, adjust and improve some matters that were not sufficiently addressed and consecrate matters that were absent.
The reasoning text points out that the proposed amendments strengthen the Democratic and Lawful State and the principles of separation of powers and interdependence of functions of Sovereignty Bodies.
It also underlines the respect for fundamental rights, universal, free, equal, direct, secret and periodic suffrage, for the appointment of elective holders of sovereign bodies and local authorities, as well as the independence of the courts.
In the chapter on private property and free enterprise, the diploma states that the State respects and protects the private property of natural and legal persons, promotes free economic and business enterprise, exercised under the terms of the Constitution and the Law.