Amnesty: Luena Memorandum of Understanding

CHAPTER 2: AGENDA FOR THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

1 GENERAL

1.1. In order to materialize their commitments and obligations under the Lusaka Protocol, the parties accept the following as the Working Agenda for Military Talks:

I - Issues of national reconciliation

Sole item: Amnesty

2.1 The Government guarantees, in the interest of peace and national reconciliation, the approval and publication by competent organs and institutions of the state of the Republic of Angola an Amnesty Law covering all crimes committed in conjunction with the armed conflict between UNITA Military Forces and the Government.

Implementation History

2002

Full Implementation

The day before the signing of the Luena Accord, the Angolan parliament unanimously approved a general amnesty law for UNITA troops who turn themselves in within 45 days of the passage of the bill for "all crimes against the security of the Angolan state.”1

  • 1. “Angola: Amnesty for Rebels,” The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec), April 3, 2002.
2003

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2004

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2005

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2006

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2007

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2008

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2009

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2011

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.