Angola has been actively participating in the challenges of the African continent in which it operates. After a process of decolonization and pacification, the country is consolidating and strengthening its democratic institutions. From a legal point of view, Angola undertook several constitutional reforms and important legislative changes to strengthen human rights.
Angola recently approved the National Human Rights Strategy. The central objective of the Strategy is to reach the age of majority in Human Rights, which consists of Angola’s endogenous capacity to defend and protect Human Rights by involving Local Human Rights Committees at the level of the whole country and raising Human Rights as a matter of National Security, through the intervention of the National Security Council in the periodic assessment of the state of Human Rights in the Country based on the reports of the Local Human Rights Committees.
Within the scope of bilateral cooperation in Human Rights between the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Angola, it is intended to publish a book of articles that aims to present the National Human Rights Strategy and consolidate the work and themes developed during the second phase of the project “Education for a Human Rights Culture in Angola” (2018-2021).
For more information on the call for papers and how to submit an article summary, please see here.