Constitutional Reform: General Peace Agreement for Mozambique

Protocol V.IV. Constitutional issues:

The joint declaration of 7 August 1992 signed by Joaquim Alberto Chissano, President of the Republic of Mozambique, and Afonso Macacho Marceta Dhlakama, President of Renamo, constitutes an integral part of the General Peace Agreement. Accordingly, the principles embodied in Protocol I shall also apply with respect to the problem of constitutional guarantees raised by RENAMO and illustrated in the document submitted to the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, at Gaborone, Botswana, on 4 July 1992. To this end, the Government of the Republic of Mozambique shall submit to the Assembly of the Republic for adoption legal instruments incorporating the Protocols, the guarantees and the General Peace Agreement into Mozambican law.

Implementation History

1992

Full Implementation

The representative of Mozambique informed the Security Council that the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique had, on 12 October 1992, unanimously approved a law adopting the General Peace Agreement for Mozambique, which would enter into force on 15 October 1992.1 The Agreement became part of the constitution.

  • 1. "Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council, 1989-1992, Chapter VIII: Consideration of questions under the responsibility of the Security Council for the maintenance of international peace and security," 4; "The situation in Mozambique," United Nations Security Council, 295, accessed September 9, 2010, http://www.un.org/en/sc/repertoire/89-92/Chapter%208/AFRICA/item%2004_Mo....
1993

Full Implementation

The General Peace Agreement was adopted by the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique on 12 October 1992 and became effective on 15 October 1992. The agreement became part of the constitution.

No further developments.

1994

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

1995

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

1996

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

1997

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

1998

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

1999

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2000

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2001

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.