Zambias constitution of 1991 with amendments through 2016. White christian missionaries brought education and christianised much of the zambian territory. Constitution amendment act 2016 national assembly of zambia. Zambiaact,1991, andthe constitution inthescheduleto thatact are amended in so far as they form part of the laws of zambia. Sangwa said this in a letter to speaker patrick matibini who, with impunity, has set himself above the constitution and courts of law. Dual citizenship is now permitted under the recently approved amendments to the zambian constitution. The provisions of the independence constitution relating to human rights should in the same form as those in chapter i of the present constitution subject to the following modifications. Jan 05, 2016 there is no html version of this legislation yet.
This act may be cited as the constitution of zambia. This act may be cited as the constitution of zambia amendment act, 2016, and shall be read as one with the constitution of zambia, in this act referred to as the constitution. A constitutional referendum was held in zambia on 11 august 2016 alongside general elections, a move designed to reduce the cost of the referendum. On august 11, the country held elections under a new constitution for president, national assembly seats, and local. Subject to this act, the constitution shall come into operation on the date of assent by the president. Jul 05, 2016 on this page you can read or download zambian preamble constitution for 2016 pdf in pdf format. Phase 1 is the enactment of nonentrenched provisions whereas phase 2 deals with the entrenched provisions. Voters were asked whether they approve of proposed amendments to the bill of rights and article 79, which dictates the process of future amendments. Download zambian constitution 2016 pdf download document. Chapter 1 constitution of zambia act arrangement of. The constitution establishes the mandate of a government by defining the.
History of zambian constitutionpart v zambia daily nation. Please note that the constitution is not necessarily a new constitution but is an amendment of the 1991 constitution. The enactment of the new zambian constitution however is being done in two phases. Subject to this act, the constitution as amended in act no. Zambia has a constitution conflict between the concourt and. Training manual regulating the zambian construction industry. Election report final report the carter centers experts mission to the zambian presidential and parliamentary elections 2016. On january 6, 2016, zambias ministry of home affairs urged zambians living in other countries and foreigners residing in zambia to apply for dual citizenship. History of zambian constitution zambia daily nation. He assented to the new constitution on 5 january, 2016. The product of the tcdzc was the 2016 amended constitution, which was assented to on 5 january 2016, kabanda said. Prof ndulo, a usbased lawyer, in his article zambias unfullfilled struggle for a democratic constitution. Voters were asked whether they approve of proposed amendments to the bill of rights and article 79, which dictates the process of future amendments although 71% of voters voted in favour of the amendments, turnout was only 44%, below the 50%.
White christian missionaries brought education and christianised much of. Laws of zambia part iii national values, principles and. Nov 27, 2015 on this page you can read or download zambian constitution 2016 pdf download in pdf format. The constitution may be printed and published by the government printer separately from this act, and the production of a copy of the constitution purporting to be so printed shall be prima facie in all courts and for all purposes whatsoever of the constitution as its. Zambia has been engaged in several efforts to try and develop a new constitution in the context of both demands for a more democratic constitution and the need to rebuild. This act may be cited as the constitution of zambia act. The constitution establishes the mandate of a government by defining the basic principles to which a society must conform.
Nov 27, 2015 on this page you can read or download 2016 zambian constitution pdf download in pdf format. Download zambias new constitution as amended elias. The northern rhodesia independence conference took place at marlborough house in london from 5 may, 1964 to 19 may 1964 and was chaired by the secretary of state for commonwealth relations and the colonies mr. From 1990 to 2011, zambia underwent four constitution building processes as each president in office initiated his own process in response to. Constitution of zambia, 1991 an act to provide for a new constitution of the republic of zambia and to repeal the constitution of zambia act, 1973, and the constitution scheduled thereto, and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. Constitution of zambia amendment act, 2015 5 january 2016 download pdf constitution of zambia amendment act, 2015 5 january 2016 source. Jan 08, 2016 please note that the constitution is not necessarily a new constitution but is an amendment of the 1991 constitution. Zambia and any other written law, customary law and customary practice that is. One clause of the 2016 constitution states that a person who has twice been elected as president shall not be eligible for reelection to that office, which seems to present a shut and dried case. And prof ndulo says the 2016 constitution is an embarrassing document not befitting country like zambia. Comments on the 2016 constitution muna ndulo professor of law, elizabeth and arthur reich director, leo and arvilla berger international legal studies program, and director, institute for african development 4 april 2016. Constitution of zambia amendment act, 2015 5 january 2016.
Jan 09, 2016 here is the amended constitution signed by edgar lungu on january 5, 2016. Constitutional lawyer john sangwa says the constitution of zambia is superior to both the speaker of the national assembly and the national assembly itself. Jan 05, 2016 zambian leader edgar lungu signed into law constitutional changes setting new rules for general elections on aug. Jan 29, 2016 the 1991 constitution, as amended by act 18 of 1996, therefore remained in place leaving a general sense of dissatisfaction not only on the part of government but also on the part of civil society, the general public and the opposition political parties, who increasingly called for a fully people driven process as the only route to a legitimate. One copenhill 453 freedom parkway atlanta, ga 30307 404 4205100. Determined to uphold and exercise our inherent and inviolable right as a people to decide, appoint and. This act may be cited as the constitution of zambia act, 2016. The constitution of zambia bill, 2005 the zambian the. Constitution of zambia, 1973, in force immediately before the commencement of this act.
A brief on the constitutional court of zambia the constitutional court is a new court which was established under article 127 of the constitution of zambia amendment act, no. The national constitution supreme law of the land is the set of fundamental rules written or unwritten that control how a government can exercise public power and authority. On this page you can read or download 2016 zambian constitution pdf download in pdf format. Jul 05, 2016 on this page you can read or download zambian constitution 2016 pdf download in pdf format. Sangwa explains supremacy of constitution to matibini. I have over the years been following the history of the zambian constitution and i consider the 2916 constitution to be very progressive. Comments on the 2016 constitution stated that the 2016 constitution needed a complete overhaul to be done by experts. Government urges zambians living in diaspora to apply for dual citizenship, supra. Election report the carter centers experts mission to the.
This is just an act of parliament that has made amendments changes to the 1991 constitution. Constitution of zambia preamble as amended by act no. Here is the amended constitution signed by edgar lungu on january 5, 2016. President lungu assents to the constitutional amendment bill during the. If you dont see any interesting for you, use our search form on bottom v.
You are at home 2016 november 1 resources reference materials acts of parliament 2016 constitution of zambia amendmen act no. This is why it is called the constitution of zambia amendment act of 2016. Download 2016 zambian constitution pdf download document. By elias munshya the commotion over bill 10s proposal to christianise the zambian constitution is in my opinion, wholly unnecessary and a waste of time. Constitution of zambia amendment 2016act no 2 as you can see from the title and provisions, this is not a new constitution. On this page you can read or download zambian constitution 2016 pdf download in pdf format.
Zambia s constitution of 1991 with amendments through 2016. Zambia has a constitution conflict between the concourt. Sangwa has explained to matibini that the supremacy. Continuous effect of constitution part ii sovereignty 4.
Revision of kapoko v people 2016cc0023 2016 zmcc 6. Constitution, and to have taken any necessary oath required to be taken under the constitution, unless the president requires any person who continues in office by virtue of this section to take any oath prescribed by the constitution or by an act of parliament. On this page you can read or download zambian preamble constitution for 2016 pdf in pdf format. Download pdf constitution of zambia amendment act, 2015 5 january 2016 source. The constitution may be printed and published by the. This is the official consolidation, with the amendment made by act no. Since, under the 1996 constitution, frederick chiluba could not stand for a third term of office and he was unable to muster enough support for constitutional change, levy patrick mwanawasa was chosen in august 2001 as mmds candidate for the 2001 presidential election, the third since the restoration of multiparty politics in july 1990. Download zambian preamble constitution for 2016 pdf document. Approaches to developing a new constitution for zambia muna ndulo cornell university and chaloka beyani london school of economics and political science i. Zambian leader edgar lungu signed into law constitutional changes setting new rules for general elections on aug. Section 2e of the english law extent of application act stipulates that the supreme court practice rules of england in force until 1999 shall be in force in the republic, provided they are subject to the constitution and legislation of zambia.
This act may be cited as the constitution of zambia amendment act, 2015, and shall be read as one with the constitution of zambia, in thisact referred to as the constitution. Please download the pdf in attachment directly above. Zambia is a constitutional republic governed by a democratically elected president and a unicameral national assembly. Jan 17, 2016 zambia constitutional amendments posted on 1701 2016 by jdmussel last week, zambia enacted a package of amendments to the constitution that has been years in the making. This is an application for the interpretation of article 118 2 e of the constitution of zambia, act no 2 of 2016, in relation to sections 207 and 208 of the criminal. Constitution in the schedule to that act, are repealed in so far as they form part of the laws of zambia.1159 1357 1040 62 1506 1017 181 1550 1264 1410 1381 1415 482 1296 1561 1517 331 942 480 1063 572 617 1034 1068 1334 573 717 571 1154 567 720 1309 155 147 1458 524 50 530 1407 608 451 1249 909 568 595