Africa-Press – Angola. The administration of justice must be based on the pillars of trust, stability and commitment to the country and the citizen, considered the judge of the Supreme Court (TS) in Lubango.
Manuel Dias da Silva, who represented, last Friday, the president of the TS and the Superior Council of the Judiciary, Joel Leonardo, at the end of the celebration of the second anniversary of the Court of Appeal of Lubango, said that confidence in judicial matters it is conquered with exemplary work of the operators of the law.
The Supreme Court judge said that stability in the justice sector must be captured and retained based on an action that takes into account the organization and functioning of judicial structures. This stability, he said, imposes on its operators the fulfillment of the duty entrusted to them.
“The recent general elections, which took place in a transparent, free and fair way, guaranteed the stability of institutions, in particular those of Justice”, considered the judge.
Manuel Dias da Silva underlined that the commitment to the people must be evident in the sector, to bring justice closer and closer to the citizens, so that they can enjoy the services.
“Our motto is for full justice, which is increasingly closer to the citizen”, stressed the judge, adding that “there is a need to look to the future with hope, taking into account that the country has gone through tremendous vicissitudes”.
The judge of the Supreme Court, Manuel Dias da Silva, congratulated the Lubango Court of Appeal for what it has done and continues to do in the mission of guaranteeing trust, stability and commitment to the citizen.
The deputy prosecutor of the Republic at the Lubango Court of Appeal, Maria Marcolina Carlos, said that such institutions must be equipped with the technical means to meet current requirements.
Maria Marcolina Carlos recommended that, in the exercise of the judicial function, judicial magistrates do so with competence and impartiality, respecting the law and their conviction, based on the evidentiary principles, legality and equality of citizens before the law.
In the same vein, the president of the provincial council of the Angolan Bar Association in Huíla, Henrique Ernesto, stressed that the institutionalization of the Lubango Court of Appeal resulted from the urgent need to conform the administration of justice to the Constitution.
He defended the practical implementation of the principles of access to the law and to the courts, as well as effective judicial protection, guaranteeing access to the law, and that the submitted cases are judged quickly, through equitable and fair procedures.
Henrique Ernesto highlighted the need for legal practitioners to reflect every day on the fact that there is still a gap between access to the courts and access to justice, and that, as a result, it becomes late, sometimes becoming a factual form of denial of the right.
The Lubango Court of Appeal was inaugurated on October 9, 2020, but began operations only a year later, in November 2021. It comprises the provinces of Huíla, Namibe, Cunene and Cuando Cubango, which make up the fourth Judicial Region .