LAZ Press Statement Dated 3rd November 2017 on the Threatening Statements Made Against the Judiciary by the Republican President

As one of the three arms of government, the judiciary is an integral part of Zambia’s democracy, ensuring checks and balances on adherence to the rule of law and constitutionalism in the country. The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) is therefore alarmed by statements made by the Republican President, Mr. …

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OASIS FORUM Statement: Celebrating Laura Miti And The Rights And Responsibilities of Being a Citizen

Several days ago, Laura Miti and several others were arrested for demonstrating outside the Zambian Parliament, demanding accountability for the US$42 million spent on forty-two fire trucks. A brave act, some would say foolhardy in the face of a request from the police not to go ahead with the protest. …

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LAZ PRESS STATEMENT DATED 11TH OCTOBER 2017 ON THE ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION MADE BY THE UNITED PARTY FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESIDENT AGAINST THE JUDICIARY

The Law Association of Zambia is gravely concerned at very serious allegations that have been levelled against members of the judiciary by United Party for National Development (UPND) President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema. In particular, LAZ is concerned about allegations of corruption against the following judges of the Constitutional Court: Judge …

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OASIS Forum Press Statement On The State Of Democracy And The Rule Of Law In Zambia And The Need For National Unity

A few weeks ago, the Zambian National Under-20 football team took to the international stage to showcase Zambian football talent. Whilst watching them we Zambians knew no tribe, we knew no political affiliation. We rallied behind the team because they were Zambian and they represented the best of what we …

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LAZ Press Statement Dated 5th April 2017 On The Implications Of The Legal Practitioners (Costs) Order 2017, Statutory Instrument No. 6 Of 2017

Following the publication of the Legal Practitioners (Costs) Order, Statutory Instrument No. 6 of 2017 (”the SI”), members of the Remuneration Committee and the LAZ Secretariat have received a number of queries from Legal Practitioners in whether the fees indicated in the SI are expressed in Kwacha denomination/currency or fee …

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Malawi Law Society Solidarity Statement On The Siege Of Offices Of The Law Society Of Zambia (LAZ) In Lusaka, Zambia On Friday, 3rd March 2017

The Malawi Law Society has noted with grave concern and profound shock the occurrence of a politically motivated siege of offices of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ). The siege is an unacceptable act of intimidation, hindrance, harassment and improper interference with the LAZ’s ability to perform its professional functions, …

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