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Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: Steps to reduce road accidents may violate human rights - bar association




Maputo, Aug. 4, 2022 (Lusa) – The Human Rights Commission of the Mozambican Bar Association considers that the measures adopted by the Mozambican government to curb the high accident rates in the country may "violate the fundamental rights and guarantees of citizens.
"The implementation of the planned sanctions," announced by the Mozambican transport and communications ministry, "is likely to violate the fundamental rights and guarantees of citizens," the organisation said in a statement to the media.
The Mozambican authorities last week announced a set of measures to curb the high accident rates in the country, with emphasis on the immediate arrest of offending drivers who are involved in accidents that cause deaths.
For the Mozambican Bar Association, immediate arrest "has no legal framework" and is a "violation of the principle of presumption of innocence," as, according to the Highway Code, the arrest should be "ordered in a conviction handed down by the relevant court.
"The officer who, in compliance with the press release from the ministry of transport and communication, orders or imposes the immediate arrest of any driver commits the crime of illegal detention," the Bar states.
In addition to the immediate detention of the driver, in the case of a serious offence, the measure includes the revocation of the driving licence of the offender, who should also have the documents of his vehicle seized.
"We were careful to look at the law, look at the Highway Code, and we are aware that we cannot impose any measure that is outside the law," Ambrose Sitoe, spokesman for the ministry of transport and communication, explained at the time.
According to the Human Rights Commission of the Bar Association, the situations described by the transport ministry constitute medium and serious contraventions, which, according to the Highway Code, are punished with the disqualification to drive and do not imply immediate imprisonment, "nor the withdrawal of the driving license, much less the seizure of the vehicle's documents.
The Order asks the relevant authorities to "scrupulously respect the principles of legality and the democratic rule of law, as provided for in the Constitution of the Republic of Mozambique," to avoid promoting measures that could restrict the fundamental rights of citizens. According to the Mozambican government, the measures announced also include the review of speed limits and road signs, mainly at points identified as critical.
The rates of road accidents in Mozambique are classified as dramatic by several organisations.
The Mozambican authorities have pointed to speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol as the main causes of accidents.
On average, at least 1,000 people die on the roads each year, according to figures provided to Lusa by the Mozambican Association for Victims of Road Safety (Amviro).
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Date : 2022-08-05 10:04:17







 

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