Sao Tome and Principe’s Constitution of 1975 with Amendments through 2003

Judicial Independence

Article 121. The courts are independent and are subject only to the laws.

Attorney General’s Office

Article 130. 1. The Public Prosecutor’s Office oversees the rule of law, represents the public and social interest in the courts and is in charge of the penal system. 2. The Public Prosecutor’s Office is organized as a hierarchical structure under the direction of the Attorney-General of the Republic.

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

General Assembly - October 25, 2018

Report on Bar Associations

Human Rights Council - June 22, 2018

Report on Judicial Councils

General Assembly -October 17, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime

Human Rights Council - June 12, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime