The Southern African Lawyers Development Community Association (SADC LA) has learnt with a deep sense of shock and regret of the staging of what appears to be a politically motivated march and siege of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) offices. The march and siege of the Bar Association’s offices in broad daylight is the height of assault on the rule of law and independence of the legal profession in Zambia, the Region and beyond.
The independence of the legal profession is a sacrosanct principle upon which the upholding of the rule of law and defence of the constitution stands. The legal profession is the last bastion of defence against violation of human rights for all other citizen classes.
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