Some international law associations have warned that Zambia’s Constitution Amendment Bill will undermine the independence of the Judiciary if it is adopted. In a statement signed by Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association (CMJA), International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Judges for Judges (J4J), Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Monday, the organizations expressed concern that the ambiguity in the Bill would make it possible to remove judges for politically motivated reasons. “We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about the impact the Zambian Constitutional Amendment Bill 2019 (the ‘Amendment Bill’) may have on the independence and impartiality of the judiciary, if adopted. Of particular concern…...

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