The Network develops its activities in coordination and in complement with the competence of executive powers and central authorities in the field of international judicial cooperation of the CPLP Member States with a view to facilitate cooperation between the Member States by updating and sharing information regarding the different legal systems, establishing contacts with domestic and international organisations, collaborating on training activities carried out by Member States or by international organisation etc. RJCPLP is composed of Contact Points in each country both in criminal and civil matters. 

Members: Its Member States are: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, and Timor-Lest. 

Management: The RJCPLP is assisted by a permanent secretariat and a Secretary-General appointed by the Conference of Ministers of Justice of the CPLP countries.