Joint legal database for Portuguese-speaking African Countries extended to Timor-Leste

17 July 2015

The legal database of Portuguese-speaking African Countries (Legis-PALOP) has been extended to Timor-Leste (East Timor), the platform’s regional coordinator, Teresa Amador said Wednesday in Praia.

At the end of the 5th Meeting of the Legis-PALOP, held in the capital of Cape Verde, Teresa Amador indicated that will also set up a unit in East Timor, a country that was represented by Evangelino Belo, chief of staff to Justice Minister which will be responsible for maintaining and updating the database and legal classification.

Also the designation becomes Legis-PALOP-TL and the logo, which so far are five hands to represent Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe, will include a star in the center, representing the new country associated , according to news agency Lusa.

Extension of the database to other countries was not discussed at the meeting, but Amador said that some Ministers of Justice expressed a desire and intention to see the platform enlarged throughout the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), including Brazil, Portugal and Equatorial Guinea .

Legis-PALOP is a project that provides a platform to share legal information between the PALOP and anyone who wants to know the laws. The database can be found on the Internet at (macauhub/AO/CV/GW/MZ/ST/TL)