Angola Piracy Law

A former Portuguese colony, Angola's legal system is civil law based with legislation as the primary source of law. Case law does not create binding precedent as it does in common law systems, but local customary law still creates some binding norms in certain areas of the country. Angola does not possess any specific anti-piracy legislation since it repealed Law 7/78, Law on Crimes Against State Security, which defined and criminalized piracy.

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