The Law approving the Penal Procedure Code was discussed in parliament's specialized commissions for more than 13 months among deputies and members of the Angolan Law and Justice Reform Commission.
According to the president of the MPLA parliamentary group, Américo Kuononoca, his party voted in favor of the document because it is a "valuable instrument for the realization of the fundamental rights, freedoms and guarantees of citizens".
CASA-CE's independent deputy, Lindo Tito, justified the vote in favor of the diploma with the firm and unequivocal desire to give the legal order a modern legal instrument.
"That helps to improve the jurisdictional function with decisions of better quality, fairer and with more affection and also the speed in the progress of the proceedings," he said in his explanation of vote.
Lindo Tito considered that the "most profound change" in the Code of Criminal Procedure was the "introduction of the guarantee judge despite the failure to introduce the investigating judge".
FNLA deputy Lucas Ngonga said the Penal Procedure Code "is a fundamental legal instrument for the administration of justice in Angola".
In turn, the chairman of the CASA-CE parliamentary group, Alexandre Sebastião André, defended in his speech the need for the reform of justice and law in Angola to be extended also to law enforcers.
"We can look for the most profound reforms, but if they are not done by law enforcers as well, this reform must also extend to man for greater ethics", he justified.
On the part of UNITA, the explanation of vote was presented by the deputy Mihaela Webba who classified the Code of Criminal Procedure as "a necessary document for the legal system".
According to the deputy, the new Code is "more modern, more democratic and safeguards the dignity of the human person".
The diploma was approved during the 11th ordinary plenary session of the third legislative session of the fourth parliamentary parliament.