New legal framework to combat crime is to change the criminal investigation law, Minister of Justice


Praia, June 21 (Inforpress) – The Government is already working on the new legal framework to combat crime, with legislative measures that change the law on criminal investigation and execution of criminal policy, aiming at a pro-activity and new definition of priorities.

This revelation was made today by the Minister of Justice and Labor, Janine Lélis, during the first meeting between the Pilot Committee of the Project to Strengthen the Juvenile Justice System in Cabo Verde and the key partners, held in Praia City, aiming at contribute to ensuring that the rights of children in conflict with the law are respected in accordance with international standards and national laws.

The aim of this project is to work mainly on preventing violence and crime, on the procedural issues related to juvenile justice and on the social reintegration of young people after a period of detention, with a view to maximizing and strengthening professionals capacities and skills.

Janine Lélis stresses that it is the State’s responsibility to ensure that the offender pays a fair penalty for the offense committed, while at the same time, together with the society, they have the power to give the offenders a second chance, arguing for the need to  prevent recidivism.



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