Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima says she is looking forward to the cases-exchange session at the 4th World Congress of Constitutional Justice in Lithuania so that she can learn from other countries.
Mambilima said this when she was transiting through Germany during her interaction with Zambia’s Charge D’ Affaires at the Embassy in Berlin, Theresa Kimena
According to a statement issued by Zambia’s First Secretary for Press at the Germany Embassy Kellys Kaunda, Kimena told Chief Justice Mambilima that her decision to attend the congress signified the importance she attached to constitutional matters.
“Your attendance of this meeting sends a strong signal to the Zambian people of the importance you attach to constitutional matters. This is the same importance President Lungu attaches to constitutional development as evidenced by his assenting to a new constitution last year,” Kimena told the Chief Justice, who was accompanied by constitutional judge Mulonda.
In her remarks, Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima said the congress afforded an opportunity to exchange global experiences regarding the promotion and upholding of justice based on the constitution. “There will be an exchange of case law which we shall intend to bring back home and share with the rest of our colleagues”, said Mrs. Mambilima.
The Supreme Court of Zambia is a member of the Congress that regularly holds conferences on matters of justice. The southern African presidency of the congress is currently held by Namibia but will be represented at this year’s congress by Zambia. During the weeklong conference Chief Justice Mambilima is expected to chair selected sessions as well as hold discussions with her counterparts from other parts of the world.