Zambia

Full name: The Republic of Zambia
Area: 752, 618 km²
Capital: Lusaka
Population: 16.59 million (approx.)

LEGAL SYSTEM

The judicial system of Zambia, is based on English common law and customary law. Common law is administered by several High Courts, which have authority to hear criminal and civil cases and appeals from lower courts. Resident magistrate’s courts are also established at various centres. Local courts mainly administer customary law, especially cases relating to marriage, property, and inheritance.

Under the constitution of 1997, the Supreme Court is the highest court in Zambia and serves as the final court of appeal. The chief justice and other eight judges are appointed by the president. In consultation with the prime minister, the president also appoints the director of public prosecution and the attorney general, the latter being the principal legal adviser to the government. The independence of the judiciary has been respected by the government. Trials in magistrate courts are public.

Previous Events

Event: Gender-Based Violence Virtual Training
Partner: National Prosecution Authority
Date: July 2020

Event: Aga-Africa Mou Signing
Partner: Ministry Of Tourism & Arts.
Date: January 2020

Event: Surveillance Equipment Handover Ceremony.
Partner: Wildlife Investigators Training Alliance (WITA), Ministry Of Tourism & Arts & Department Of Parks & National Wildlife
Date: January 2020

Event: MOU Signing with FIC
Partner: Financial Intelligence Centre
Date: August 2019

 

Event: A Four-day Workshop on Trade-Based Anti-Money Laundering
Partner: Financial Intelligence Centre
Date: August 2019

 

Event: Anti-Wildlife Trafficking Workshop
Partner: Wildlife Investigators Training Alliance (WITA) & National Prosecution Authority
Date: August 2019

 

Event: MoU signing with the National Prosecution Authority
Partner: National Prosecution Authority
Date: May 2019

Event: Cyber-crime Workshop
Partner: National Prosecution Authority
Date: May 2019

Event: The 21St Commonwealth Lawyers’ Conference.
Partner: Law Association of Zambia
Date: April 2019

Event: Workshop On The Foundations Of Virtual Currency Investigation.
Partner: The Judiciary of Zambia
Date: April 2019

Event: Virtual Currency Investigation Workshop.
Partner: The Bank of Zambia
Date: April 2019

     

Event: A workshop on Virtual Currency Investigation and the Dark Web
Partner: Drug Enforcement Commission
Date: August 2018

Event: Workshop on Anti-Money Laundering
Partner: Anti-Corruption commission
Date: August 2018

Event: Workshop on Human Trafficking
Partner: National Prosecutors Association
Date: August 2018

 

Event: Workshop on Anti-Money Laundering & Asset Forfeiture.
Partner: Anti-Corruption commission.
Date: May 2018.

Event: Signing of Letter of Intent
Partner: The Attorneys General Office, National Prosecution Authority, Financial Intelligence Centre and the Anti-Corruption Commission
Date: Nov 2017

 

 

Event: Three-day litigation skills workshop in collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General
Partner: Ministry of Justice & Office of the Attorney General
Date: July 2017

Event: Workshop on Oral Advocacy.
Partner: Ministry of Justice & Office of the Attorney General
Date: July 2017

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