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

  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…
Amanda Shivamba
5 Aug 2019
Research Reports & Policy BriefsRule of LawZambia

An Analysis of Zambia’s Proposed Constitutional Amendments Relating to National Assembly Oversight

The Zambian Constitutional Amendment Bill was released for public comment on 21 June 2019. The Bill proposes amendments relating to oversight functions of the National Assembly. This policy brief seeks to demonstrate what impact these proposed amendments to National Assembly oversight will have, whether or not they interfere with the…
Amanda Shivamba
31 Jul 2019
Business and Human RightsOngoing casesWomen’s Land and Property RightsZambia

Zambia: Challenging the taking over of customary land and allocation to commercial farmers and the destruction of property and contamination of the environment without consent or compensation

SALC is supporting four residents (Petitioners) of Senior Chief Muchinda in Serenje District of the Central Province of Zambia. In 2015, the Petitioners were approached by an investor and commercial farmer who claimed that he owned the land the Petitioners had resided on and farmed for generations. After the Petitioners…