Are courts still working?

To the best of our knowledge, no specific measure has been adopted to generally suspend the work of courts. Therefore, our best interpretation is that courts should work as usual.

The above said, at least under the general cooperation duty set forth under Decree 42/2020 (a provision we understand is still in force) other measures adopted to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Equatorial Guinea and its impact in the Country during court sessions should be complied with, including (inter alia) by ensuring that (at least) all attending wear masks .

 

Are people summoned for any procedural acts required to attend?

In our view, unless it is possible to justify non-attendance (for health or other valid reasons), and such justification is accepted by the court, people summoned to attend court should attend the procedural act.

 

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All information contained herein and all opinions expressed are of a general nature and are not intended to substitute recourse to expert legal advice for the resolution of real cases.