Addis-Ababa – African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL) has congratulated the Angolan Government on its efforts to fight against corruption and commitment to strengthen constitutional democracy.

According a note from the Angolan Embassy in Ethiopia and Permanent Mission to the African Union and Economic Commission for Africa, the congratulation was voiced at the closing ceremony of the 19th Ordinary Session.

The Session adopted the Convention Against Contemporary Slavery, by the Angolan professor, ambassador Sebastião da Silva Isata, current president of the body, similarly to the Convention on Judicial Cooperation of the Tunisian Hajer Gueldich.

The participants also decided to prepare a study on International Law and the Responsibility of States in the Fight against Pandemics, including Covid-19.

The graft crackdown is enshrined in the African Charter on Democracy, Government and Elections, of 31 January 2007, the African Convention Against Corruption, of 9 October 2003, and is part of the African Union Agenda 2063.

Since the end of 2017, the Angolan authorities have reaffirmed their commitment to fight against corruption and impunity, taking courageous steps, with the necessary impartiality for the success of this cause.

The Angolan jurist Pascoal António Joaquim is in charge of the African Union Consultative Council on Corruption for the southern region, during an election held at the 38th Executive Council of the African Union (AU).

The AUCIL has been operating since 2010 and focuses, among other matters, on the progressive development of International Law.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency – IRNA