Angola

CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA
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Article 23 (Principle of equality)

  1. Everyone shall be equal under the Constitution and by law.
  2. No-one may be discriminated against, privileged, deprived of any right or exempted from any duty on the basis of ancestry, sex, race, ethnicity, colour, disability, language, place of birth, religion, political, ideological or philosophical beliefs, level of education or economic, social or professional status.

 

Article 26 (Scope of fundamental rights)

  1. The fundamental rights established in this Constitution shall not exclude others contained in the laws and applicable rules of international law.
  2. Constitutional and legal precepts relating to fundamental rights must be interpreted and incorporated in accordance with the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man, the African Charter on the Rights of Man and Peoples and international treaties on the subject ratified by the Republic of Angola.
  3. In any consideration by the Angolan courts of disputes concerning fundamental rights , the international instruments referred to in the previous point shall be applied, even if not invoked by the parties concerned.

 

Article 30 (Right to life)

The state shall respect and protect human life, which is inviolable.

 

Article 31 (Right to personal integrity)

  1. The moral, intellectual and physical integrity of individuals shall be inviolable.
  2. The state shall respect and protect the human person and human dignity.

 

Article 59 (Ban on the death penalty)

The death penalty shall be prohibited.

 

Article 60 (Ban on torture and degrading treatment)

No-one shall be subjected to torture, forced labour or cruel, degrading or inhuman treatment.

 

Article 61 (Repugnant and violent crimes)

The following shall be imprescriptible and ineligible for amnesty or provisional release, through the application of coercive measures:

a) Genocide and crimes against humanity, as stipulated in law;

b) Crimes stipulated as such in law.

 

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