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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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Speech by the Law Association of Zambia President at the Valedictory for the Late Africa Bruce Munyama on 30th May, 2017

My Lord, the Deputy Chief Justice, Justice Marvin Mwanamwambwa, my Lords and Ladies of the Supreme Court, Constitutional Court, Court of Appeal and High Court here present; the bereaved family, the learned Solicitor-General, State Counsel, Senior Counsel, learned members of the Law Association of Zambia, may I simply say fellow …

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Remarks by Ms. Kasonde, President of LAZ Delivered at the Breakfast Meeting for Parliamentarians to Celebrate the Achievements of the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women in the Provision of Legal Aid Services in Zambia at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel on 11th May, 2017

The Law Association of Zambia is pleased that you could join us this morning to celebrate with the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women in its achievements in providing legal aid representation to vulnerable women and children. The National Legal Aid Clinic for Women was established in 1990 by the …

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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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Clarification On The Scale Fees In The Legal Practitioners (Costs) Order, Statutory Instrument No. 6 Of 2017

The above subject matter refers. Following the publication of the Legal Practitioners (Costs) Order, Statutory Instrument No.6 of 2017 (”the SI” ), members of the Remuneration Committee and indeed the Secretariat, have received a number of queries from Legal Practitioners on whether the fees indicated in the SI are expressed …

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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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Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association (SADC LA) Statement On The Siege Of The Law Association of Zambia’s (LAZ) Offices in Lusaka, Zambia On Friday 3 March 2017

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 …

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LAZ Press Statement Dated 3rd March 2017 On The Attack On The Law Association of Zambia And The Independence Of The Legal Profession

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) is deeply saddened by the protests against LAZ at the LAZ Secretariat by unknown cadres this afternoon. The attack appears to be an attempt to intimidate LAZ from performing its statutory mandate. Fortunately, no property was damaged and no one was injured and we …

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LAZ Press Statement Dated 12th February 2017 On The Continued Attacks On The Judiciary

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has recently noted that certain print media organisations have continuously published articles and reports which criticise and attack the  character and integrity of the judiciary and particular Judges. The said articles and reports seem to criticise decisions made by Judges in cases which are …

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LAZ Press Statement Dated 31st January 2017 On The Directive By The Inspector-General Of Police on Police Officers Marrying Foreigners

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has received several queries from the media about the directive from the Inspector-General of Police instructing police officers not to marry foreigners and for those who are married to foreigners to declare their spouses to the Inspector-General. LAZ would like to advise that this …

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LAZ Press Statement Dated 23rd January 2017 On The Statements By The Secretary-General Of The Patriotic Front Relating To Awarding Of Land By Local Authorities And Control Of Bus Stations

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has come across a video clip circulating on social media in which the Patriotic Front Secretary – General (SG) is seen and heard instructing a meeting at which elected Government officials were in attendance to use their powers to allocate plots to selected individuals, …

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LAZ Press Statement Dated 16th December 2016 On The Riots By UPND Cadres At The Lusaka High Court Premises

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) strongly condemns the riotous behavior that was exhibited by UPND cadres at the Lusaka High Court premises in Lusaka on 15th December 2016 where they escorted their party leadership who had gone for court hearing. The destruction of public and private property and the …

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