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A new dawn for the protection of the rights of vulnerable communities with unregistered land in Zambia

Commonwealth Lawyers Association 26 June 2020 Brigadier Siachitema In a recent decision of the High Court for Zambia, a community of displaced Zambian villagers succeeded in a land dispute against commercial farmers, the local authority, and the Zambian government. The decision sets an important precedent protecting the rights of vulnerable…
Staff Writer
7 Jul 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsZambia

Joint Statement: Zambia: Authorities escalate attacks on dissent by denying youth leaders right to protest

Zambian authorities have escalated their attacks on dissent by thwarting a planned anti-corruption protest leading to organisers streaming their protest from the outskirts of Lusaka. According to a coalition of civil society organizations, Zambian authorities are escalating their attacks and intolerance for the rights to freedom of expression and freedom…
Staff Writer
24 Jun 2020
JudgmentsWomen’s Land and Property RightsZambia

Zambia: Challenging the displacement of communities from customary land in the Serenje District

The Muchinda Royal Establishment, the Zambia Land Alliance and SALC supported a displaced community who is currently residing in Musangashi Forest Reserve after they were violently displaced from their ancestral land in Mulembo, near Mulembo River (now called Billis Farm Limited) in the Serenje District of the Central Province of…
Staff Writer
4 May 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRule of LawZambia

Joint Statement Calling for the Ban on Zambian Lawyer, John Sangwa, to be Lifted Immediately

Statement Issued By: Amnesty International, SADC Lawyers’ Association and Southern Africa Litigation Centre The Zambian authorities must immediately and unconditionally reinstate lawyer John Sangwa and allow him to practise in his profession, Amnesty International, SADC Lawyers’ Association and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre said today. The banning of John Sangwa…
Amanda Shivamba
23 Mar 2020
NewsRule of LawZambia

Media Release: SALC and Amnesty International condemn the ongoing harassment and persecution of Zambian HRDs Fumba Chama aka Pilato, Laura Miti and Bornwell Mwewa

On Saturday, 21 December 2019, Fumba Chama, popularly known Pilato, a Zambian human rights defender and musician, was arrested for unlawful assembly in violation of the Public Order Act apparently due to his hosting of a youth forum which aimed to raise awareness about governance, corruption and civic responsibility. Upon…
Amanda Shivamba
20 Jan 2020