Last week, the Law Library of Congress added four newly-issued Eritrean codes to its collection: the Civil Code, Civil Procedure Code, Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code. We are grateful to the staff of the Library of Congress Field Office in Nairobi, Kenya, who made an effort to acquire the material.
THE Ministry of Justice recently published new Penal and Civil Codes as well as their associated Procedures. These laws were put into effect after a long and arduous task of drafting and documentation. The Commercial Code is also in the process of finalization. Following is a brief summary of the interview the Minister of Justice Ms. Fawzia Hashim gave to local media:
Q: Madam Minister, what is the rationale for the publication of these laws?