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POSTPONEMENT OF NATIONAL STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON THE REVIEW OF THE PUBLIC ORDER ACT

We regret to inform you that the National Stakeholder Consultative meeting on the Review of the Public Order Act scheduled for 24th to 26th August, 2022 at Mulungushi International Conference Centre has been rescheduled to 29th to 31st August2022. The meeting programme, time and venue remain the same. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused. We …

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CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS: REVIEW OF THE PUBLIC ORDER ACT CHAPTER 113 OF THE LAWS OF ZAMBIA

The Zambia Law Development Commission is seeking submissions from stakeholders and members of the public to inform the process for the Review of the Public Order Act Chapter 113 of the laws of Zambia. Introduction and Background The Public Order Act was enacted in 1955 and amended in 1996 to, inter alia, make provision for …

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THE IMPACT OF SENTENCING AND CUSTODY OF ACCUSED PERSONS ON OVERCROWDING IN PRISONS AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

When we do wrong we are punished; depending on our error and the generation you were born in the punishment can range from no food to a beating or what our children know – being grounded or having their gadgets taken away. At societal level when we err and indulge in behaviour or omissions that …

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EVEN USING BAD WORDS IS A CRIME? DECRIMINALISATION OF PETTY OFFENCES

Source of illustrative picture: Transparent Language Blog OUR second weekly article addressed sexual related offences namely bigamy, rape, defilement, child marriage and abortion. Today’s article considers the decriminalization of petty offences. Petty offences are minor offences for which the punishment is provided by law to carry a warning, community service, a low-value fine or short …

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SEX AND THE LAW

Picture used for illustrative purposes. Source:The India Saga ZLDC recommendations on sexual related offences Our first weekly article last week focused on the mandate of the ZLDC, how the law review is undertaken and particularly how the review of the Penal Code Act and Criminal Procedure Code Act was undertaken. Today’s article addresses sexual related …

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WHAT PROMPTED THE REVIEW OF THE PENAL CODE ACT AND THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE ACT?

  …ZLDC’S PRIMARY FUNCTION IS LAW REFORM Months ago, the mainstream media and social media networks were awash with stories of the Zambia Law Development Commission’s report and recommendations on the review of Zambia’s principle criminal laws the Penal Code Act (PC) and the Criminal Procedure Code Act (CPC). Public reactions and sentiments on the …

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ZLDC HOLDS MEETING TO DISCUSS THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEGISLATION RELATING TO POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

FRIDAY, 13th May, 2022, the Zambia Law Development Commission (ZLDC) presented its initial findings and Zero Draft Bill on the Population and Development to the Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Department of Population. The Commission was represented by Mrs. Hope N. Chanda (Director), Mr. Mwiba Mwenda (Research Coordinator) and Ms. Lina Jere (Senior Research …

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