On the 15th of january 2014 the zambian watchdog and lusaka times released a leaked copy of the final draft constitution which was reportedly handed to president sata. Act, 2015, and shall be read as one with the constitution of zambia, in this act referred to as the constitution. 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. The committee, while noting that a referendum is required to validate the draft constitution, wishes to remind the state party that it is their duty to ensure that the zambian constitution is. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.
The constitution of zambia arrangement of articles table of contents part i supremacy and defence of constitution 1. The release of the all vital document is seen as a jubilee gift to the zambian people as the nation celebrates its 50th independence anniversary. Jan 05, 2016 zambian leader edgar lungu signed into law constitutional changes setting new rules for general elections on aug. Designing a process around intervening national elections is a choice worthy of note, in particular in how it provides democratic upstream and downstream constraints on the constitutionmaking process. Dual citizenship is now permitted under the recently approved amendments to the zambian constitution.
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. The final draft constitution cannot be a consensus. Womens knowledge and attitudes surrounding abortion in. The public are asked to study and engage their parliamentarians before it makes it way into the house. On the 15 th of january 2014 the zambian watchdog and lusaka times released a leaked copy of the final draft constitution which was reportedly handed to president sata one of president satas promises in the runup to his election in 2011 was the adoption of a new constitution. History of zambian constitutionpart v zambia daily nation. Historically, the concept of a bill of rights as a statement of basic individual freedoms derives in part from the english bill of rights, passed in 1689. Download pdf constitution of zambia amendment act, 2015 5 january 2016 source. Zambia government of the republic of zambia grzunited nations. Acting justice minister ngosa simbyakula announced this in parliament saying the launch of the final draft. Keeping to this promise, president sata appointed a technical committee to draft a new constitution on 16.
The implications of zambias draft constitution for maternal mortality january 2015 in zambia, induced abortion termination of pregnancy is legal when carried out by a registered medical practitioner who believes that continuing a pregnancy involves a risk to the life of the. Review of the draft constitution for the republic of zambia july 11, 2012 muna ndulo professor of law, cornell university law school director, cornell institute for african development honorary professor of law, cape town university extra ordinary professor of law, free state university, south africa 1. Zambia to publish new constitution draft bill next week. A final draft was released in october 2014 but is still not adopted and reports. The draft version of the zambian constitution was released to parliament by the draft committee on 23 october 2014.
Pf vice chairperson for media and publicity has said the final draft constitution cannot be said to be a consensus document in its current form and shape. Jan 22, 2014 on the 15th of january 2014 the zambian watchdog and lusaka times released a leaked copy of the final draft constitution which was reportedly handed to president sata. The constitution of the united states preamble we the people of the united states, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do. President lungu edgar lungu last week assured the grand coalition that government would release the draft constitution during the independence week. The emblem of 5 faz is a fish eagle standing on a football. This is the constitution of a business undertaking formed as a primary cooperative with limited liability in terms of the provisions of the co operatives act, 2005 act 14 of 2005. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament. Proposed draft constitution of the republic of the gambia arrangement of clauses preamble chapter i the republic and sovereignty of the people 1.
Jul 05, 2016 on this page you can read or download zambian preamble constitution for 2016 pdf in pdf format. The politics of zambia takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the president of zambia is head of state, head of government and leader of a multiparty system. Mar 06, 2018 and prof ndulo says the 2016 constitution is an embarrassing document not befitting country like zambia. Zambia s constitution of 1991 with amendments through 2016. Prof ndulo, a usbased lawyer, in his article zambias unfullfilled struggle for a democratic constitution. Those who wish to have a full text of the northern rhodesia independence conference, 1964 may contact me on the addresses below. Republic of zambia first draft constitution of the republic of zambia 30 the secretariat technical committee on drafting the zambian constitution government complex conference centre p. Zambia which was a british colony from 1890 have had many constitution changes. Ndulo calls for complete overhaul of constitution the mast. The abbreviation of 6 the football association of zambia is faz. National days chapter ii the constitution and the laws 6. Constitution of zambia amendment act, 2015 5 january. The constitution of zambia amendment bill 2015 was published in late july.
Zambias constitution of 1991 with amendments through 2016. 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. Government of the republic of zambia grzunited nations. Review of the draft constitution for the republic of zambia. Oct 23, 2014 simbyakula says the release of the draft constitution will allow the zambian people go through the document. The government has published the constitution of zambia amendment bill 2015 which will take forward the enactment of specific clauses which are not subject to the referendum.
Pf vice chairperson for media and publicity has said the final draft constitution cannot be said to be a consensus document in its current form. Next week, we will conclude the series of the zambian. Next week, we will conclude the series of the zambian constitution with its post independence history from 1964 to 2015. Continuous effect of constitution part ii republic of zambia and sovereign authority of the people 4. Zambian constitution info page zambia, africa at zambian. Approaches to developing a new constitution for zambia muna ndulo cornell university and chaloka beyani london school of economics and political science i. Zambian constitution info page download the zambia constitution oct 2014, 2nd draft pdf file, 1. The procedure for amending the current zambian constitution the constitution to be replaced is set out in article 79 of the constitution of zambia act no. The flag, emblem and 7 the abbreviation are legally registered with patents and companies registration agency pacra of the republic of zambia. National flag of the republic of zambia including white the emblem of 5 faz is a fish eagle standing on a football. Does the article mean that once you have been a refugee in zambia you can never become a citizen.
The government has now published the draft constitution of zambia after persistent demands by civil society and other members of public. This was so that we could go and formulate, in draft form, the document called the constitution. What is clear is that we are not going to have a new constitution before 2016 because the time has run out. The implications of zambias draft constitution for maternal. On this page you can read or download zambian constitution 2016 pdf download in pdf format. However, it is unfortunate that the articles in the draft constitution exemplify the extent to which the president can dominate affairs of the state and government. One of president satas promises in the runup to his election in 2011 was the adopt. Government has disclosed that the new constitution draft bill will be published next week. Comments on the 2016 constitution stated that the 2016 constitution needed a complete overhaul to be done by experts. In 1911 northern western and eastern rhodesia were amalgamated into northern under. It is a promise he made to the zambian people on january 24, 2015, when he was sworn in as zambia s sixth head of state and he returned to the same venue, heroes stadium in lusaka, to give the people what he promised. Adequate checks and balances are an important aspect of. The most controversial of the recommendations of the draft report of the national constitutional conference, published in july 2009, concerned limiting the powers of the president and changing the basis of presidential elections so that presidents are elected by at least 50 per cent of the electorate, rather than the simple majority required by.
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. Constitution of zambia amendment act, 2015 5 january 2016 download pdf constitution of zambia amendment act, 2015 5 january 2016. The bills adopted are the draft constitution of zambia amendment bill, 2019, the draft electoral process amendment bill, 2019, and the draft public order bill, 2019. Download zambias new constitution as amended elias. History of zambian constitution zambia daily nation. From 1890 to 1911, northeastern and northwestern rhodesia had five promulgation. However, zambians will cry no more for the document as the zambian watchdog blocked from access within zambia has given it out in its draft form as compiled by the technical committee in august 20. If you dont see any interesting for you, use our search form on bottom v. Constitution of zambia preamble as amended by act no. A person who was a citizen of zambia, immediately before the commencement of this constitution, shall continue to be a citizen 5 of zambia and shall retain the same citizenship category from the date the citizenship was acquired. The commission carried out its work over a period of over two years and submitted a report and draft constitution to the head of state. It is a promise he made to the zambian people on january 24, 2015, when he was sworn in as zambias sixth head of state and he returned to the same venue, heroes stadium in lusaka, to give the people what he promised. The zambia independence constitution was protected by a referendum clause.
Government has finally released the long awaited final draft constitution. I would like the readers to note that zambia did not draft and enact a new constitution at attainment of independence, but, the northern rhodesia constitution was amended to meet the aspirations of the people of the new republic of zambia. Introduction zambia is in the process of amending its constitution for the fifth time since independence in 1964. Zambias final draft constitution released lusaka voice. Muna ndulo the executive the presidency is by definition a dominant feature of a presidential system of government. Proposed 19 constitution amendment zambian democracy. President edgar lungu has unveiled the longawaited peopledriven republican constitution as he promised. The zambian the only bookmark youll ever need on zambia. The constitution is amended by the repeal of the preamble. Since 2011, there has been a process of revising the constitution of 1996. The bill of rights is fundamental to zambia s democracy and guarantees the human respect and dignity of all citizens, mr chipenzi said. He said the draft constitution has incorporated social, economic,cultural,religious and environmental rights. Zambian leader edgar lungu signed into law constitutional changes setting new rules for general elections on aug.
In this constitution, unless the context indicates otherwise, a word or expression to which a meaning is attached in the cooperatives act, 2005. This act may be cited as the constitution of zambia amendment no. Please find attached zambias new draft constitution. Republic of zambia first draft report of the technical committee on drafting the zambian constitution the secretariat technical committee on drafting the zambian constitution government complex conference centre kamwala lusaka june, 2012. Please note that the constitution is not necessarily a new constitution but is an amendment of the 1991 constitution. It included 20 revisions, including a majoritarian system for the election of the president 50% plus one, the. In todays final part of our constitutional history, i will enumerate the events that have taken place regarding the zambian constitution since 1964. Constitution of zambia amendment act, 2015 5 january 2016. Professor mvunga on constitution making zambia daily mail. Jan 05, 2016 president edgar lungu has unveiled the longawaited peopledriven republican constitution as he promised.
Aug 12, 2015 the government has published the constitution of zambia amendment bill 2015 which will take forward the enactment of specific clauses which are not subject to the referendum. Twitter law library external link twitter congress. This website makes no representation whatsoever as to the accuracy of this document. Constitution of zambia amendment act, 2015 5 january 2016 get the latest updates. The law forbade the amendment of any part of the constitution without going through a referendum. Subject to this act, the constitution shall come into operation on the date of assent by the president. Oct 24, 2014 the government has now published the draft constitution of zambia after persistent demands by civil society and other members of public. In the 1996 constitution, dual citizenship was explicitly disallowed. The forum has sat for a total number of 16 days from the initial ten days that were provided for. The implications of zambia s draft constitution for maternal mortality january 2015 in zambia, induced abortion termination of pregnancy is legal when carried out by a registered medical practitioner who believes that continuing a pregnancy involves a risk to the life of the. The constitution of zambia was formally adopted in 1991 and amended in 2009 and last amended in 2016 references. Click here to download the constitution in full pdf the constitution of zambia. These findings are of particular concern to those arguing for the provision of safe abortion services, given that a draft revision of zambia s constitution defined the right to life as beginning at conception. Prof mvunga is happy with his contribution to the constitution making process for zambia.
Government urges zambians living in diaspora to apply for dual citizenship, supra. The constitution of zambia act, 1991 and the constitution in the schedule to that act, are repealed in so far as they form part of the laws of zambia. The zambian bill of rights download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl. Click download or read online button to get the zambian bill of rights book now. The most recent change occurred in 2016 and witnessed the repeal of almost all parts of the constitution except the bill of rights, which requires a referendum. Determined to uphold and exercise our inherent and inviolable right as a people to decide, appoint and. Designing a process around intervening national elections is a choice worthy of note, in particular in how it provides democratic upstream and downstream constraints on the constitution making process. The implications of zambias draft constitution for. Is it granting license for the courts to develop new rights not expressed in the constitution or in human rights conventions. This is why it is called the constitution of zambia amendment act of 2016. First there is the question of whether a sequenced reform process can result in a new constitution of zambia.897 1470 978 745 763 326 888 1507 344 1295 676 1408 853 1306 247 1457 508 1481 602 1155 84 1227 1135 728 474 227 1288