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Business law in Mozambique

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
The constitution of Mozambique grants independence to the judiciary system. Nevertheless, undue interference by members of the public administration aimed at directly or indirectly influence the decisions of the courts are still reported.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreigners are formally granted the same rights as Mozambican citizens.
The Language of Justice
Portuguese is the official judicial language in the country.
Recourse to an Interpreter
It is possible to request an interpreter, who is obliged to observe all honesty, integrity and sincerity.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
Mozambique’s legal system is based on Portuguese civil law and customary law. The main source of the law is the Constitution of 2004.
Legislative power is vested in the Assembly of the Republic and the government.
Only validly approved and ratified international treaties and agreements can enter into force in  Mozambique.
Checking National Laws Online
Library of the Congress website

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