Equatorial Guinea’s Constitution of 1991 with Amendments through 2012

Judicial Independence

Article 89. The Judicial Power is independent of the Legislative Power and of the Executive Power. It exercises the jurisdictional function of the State.

Judicial Council or Parallel Institution

Article 96 1. The Superior Council of the Judicial Power is the organ of Government of it. It is composed of a President of the Republic and six members appointed by the Head of State among notable persons of recognized competence and moral solvency, for a period of five years. 2. An organic law shall regulate the structure of the Superior Council of the Judicial Power, its functioning and the juridical statute of its members.

Attorney General’s Office

Article 99. The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic has its main mission to see the strict compliance with the legality and other provisions by all the organs of the State, the regions, provinces, districts, and municipalities, as well as the citizens and foreigners living in the Country.

Human Rights Council

Reimagining justice: confronting contemporary challenges to the independence of judges and lawyers, June 26, 2023

General Assembly

Judicial independence in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, October 14, 2022

Human Rights Council

Protection of lawyers against undue interference in the free and independent exercise of the legal profession, June 21, 2022

General Assembly

Participation of women in the administration of justice, October 13, 2021

Human Rights Council

Report on Impact and challenges of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic for independent justice, June 28, 2021

General Assembly

Report on Disciplinary Proceedings Against Judges, October 15, 2020

Human Rights Council

Report: Independence of Public Prosecutors, Corruption and Human Rights, July 13, 2020

General Assembly - October 16, 2019

Report on the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Human Rights Council - June 24, 2019

Report on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly of judges and prosecutors