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Constitution of the People's Republic of Angola: November 11, 1975 (as Amended to August 11, 1980) (Angola [ao]) »

Constitution of Angola »

Edited By: Gisbert H. Flanz
The People's Republic of Angola shall be a sovereign, independent and democratic State whose prime objective shall be the Angolan people's total liberation from the vestiges of colonialism and the domination and aggression of imperialism, and building a prosperous and democratic country entirely free from any form of exploitation of man by man, thereby fulfilling the aspirations of the masses. All sovereignty shall be vested in the Angolan people. The MPLA-Workers' Party constitutes the organised vanguard of the working class and as a Marxist-Leninist party shall...

Constitution of the Republic of Angola: November 11, 1975 (as Amended to 26 August 1992) (Angola [ao]) »

Constitution of Angola »

Edited By: Gisbert H. Flanz
The Republic of Angola shall be a sovereign and independent nation whose primary objective shall be to build a free and democratic society of peace, justice and social progress. The Republic of Angola shall be a democratic State based on the rule of law, national unity, the dignity of the individual, pluralism of expression and political organization, respecting and guaranteeing the basic rights and freedoms of persons, both as individuals and as members of organized social groups. 1. Sovereignty shall be vested in the people, who shall exercise it in the manner...

Constitution of the Republic of Angola: January 21, 2010 (Angola [ao]) »

Edited By: Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa
Official Translation published by the Constitutional Commission of the Angolan National Assembly. We, the people of Angola, through its lawful representatives, the legislators of the nation, freely elected in the parliamentary elections of September 2008; Aware that these elections are part of the long tradition of the struggle of the Angolan people to achieve their citizenship and independence, proclaimed on 11 November 1975, the date on which the first Constitutional Law in the history of Angola came into force, and courageously preserved through collective...

MPLA Draft Constitution of the Republic of Angola: November 28, 1990 (Angola [ao]) »

Edited By: Gisbert H Flanz
The Republic of Angola is an independent, free and sovereign state founded on the fundamental principles of representative democracy, liberty, human rights and the rule of law as set out in this Constitution. (multi-party democracy) Angola is a democratic Nation rooted in government of the people, by the people and for the people. Sovereignty resides in the people from whom emanate the powers of the state and who elect by secret ballot representatives through universal free and direct suffrage in regular multi-party elections. To protect the foundation of Angola...

The Republic of Angola: Introductory Note »

André Thomashausen
Edited By: Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa
The discovery and colonial occupation of Angola by the Portuguese commenced with the landing of Diogo Cão at the mouth of the river Zaire in 1494. One of the first Portuguese Governors of Angola, Paulo Dias de Novais, established in 1576 the capital city of Luanda, which remains the centre of administration to this day. Much of the colonization and development of another Portuguese colony, Brazil, relied on the extensive exporting of slaves from Angola. The liberal constitutional reform in Portugal of 1822, in response to the independence proclamation of Brazil,...

The Republic of Angola: Select Bibliography »

André Thomashausen
Edited By: Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa
Margaret J. Anstee , Orphan of the Cold War – The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Angolan Peace Process 1992–3 (MacMillan Press, New York, 1996). Raúl C. V. Araújo , O Presidente da República no Sistema Político de Angola (Casa das Ideias, Luanda, 2009). G. Bender , Angola under the Portuguese: The Myth and the Reality (University of California Press, Los Angeles, 1978). Américo Cardoso Botelho , Holocausto em Angola – Memórias de entre o cárcere e o cemitério (Lisboa, 2008). J.J. Canotilho , Direito Constitucional e Teoria da Constituição, 5a edição...

UNITA Draft Constitution of the Republic of Angola: May 23, 1990 (Angola [ao]) »

União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola Draft Constitution of Angola »

Edited By: Gisbert H. Flanz
Heir to the principles that fill the traditional African soul and culture, consolidated in the hospitality, loyalty and tolerance from which as a logical corollary the aspects of a community and gregarious life flow, UNITA has always, since its founding, defended democratic ideas based on the social well-being of the populaces and the adoption of a plural party political system. It was thus, when, by its founder, Dr. Jonas Malheiro Savimbi, it recognized the imperative necessity of exerting efforts towards unifying all the patriotic forces that were fighting and...

UNITA Draft Constitution of the Republic of Angola: May 23, 1990 (Angola [ao]) »

Edited By: Gisbert H Flanz
Heir to the principles that fill the traditional African soul and culture, consolidated in the hospitality, loyalty and tolerance from which as a logical corollary the aspects of a community and gregarious life flow, UNITA has always, since its founding, defended democratic ideas based on the social well-being of the populaces and the adoption of a plural party political system. It was thus, when, by its founder, Dr. Jonas Malheiro Savimbi, it recognized the imperative necessity of exerting efforts towards unifying all the patriotic forces that were fighting and...