Statement: Organisations warn of potential negative impact of proposed changes to Zambian Constitution on judicial independence

Salc : Amanda Shivamba

 

Organizations in the region, as well as internationally, are deeply concerned about the impact the Zambian Constitutional Amendment Bill 2019 may have on the independence and impartiality of the judiciary, if adopted. Of particular concern are the amendments made to the disciplinary proceedings against judges and the composition of the Supreme and Constitutional Courts. As a result these organizations have issued a joint urgent statement tabling their concerns.

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