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Protection from Violence

Zambia, English


3. A political party shall not—
a. be founded on a religious, linguistic, racial, ethnic, tribal, gender, sectoral or provincial basis or engage in propaganda based on any of these factors;
b. engage in or encourage violence or intimidate its members, supporters, opponents or other persons;
... (Art. 60)

Protection from Violence

Zambia, English

1. No person shall be held in slavery or servitude.
2. No person shall be required to perform forced labour.
… (Art. 14)

Protection from Violence

Zambia, English

It is recognised and declared that every person in Zambia has been and shall continue to be entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say, the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, creed, sex or marital status, but subject to the limitations contained in this Part10, to each and all of the following, namely:
a. life, liberty, security of the person and the protection of the law;

c. protection of young persons from exploitation;
… (Art. 11)

Protection from Violence

Zambia, English

No person shall be subjected to torture, or to inhuman or degrading punishment or other like treatment. (Art. 15)

Protection from Violence

Zambia, English

1. No young person shall be employed and shall in no case be caused or permitted to engage in any occupation or employment which would prejudice his health or education or interfere with his physical, mental or moral development:
Provided that an Act of Parliament may provide for the employment of a young person for a wage under certain conditions.
2. All young persons shall be protected against physical or mental ill-treatment, all forms of neglect, cruelty or exploitation.
3. No young person shall be the subject of traffic in any form.
... (Art. 24)

Protection from Violence

Zambia, English


2. The electoral process and system of administering elections shall ensure—

b. that elections are free from violence, intimidation and corruption;
… (Art. 45)

Marriage and Family Life

Zambia, English

1. Subject to clauses (4), (5) and (7), no law shall make any provision that is discriminatory either of itself or in its effect.

3. In this Article the expression “discriminatory” means affording different treatment to different persons attributable, wholly or mainly to their respective descriptions by race, tribe, sex, place of origin, marital status, political opinions, colour or creed whereby persons of one such description are subjected to disabilities or restrictions to which persons of another such description are not made subject or are accorded privileges or advantages which are not accorded to persons of another such description.
4. Clause (1) shall not apply to any law so far as that law makes provision-

c. with respect to adoption, marriage, divorce, burial, devolution of property on death or other matters of personal law;
… (Art. 23)

Marriage and Family Life

Zambia, English

WE, THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA:

RESOLVE to ensure that our values relating to family, morality, patriotism and justice are maintained and all functions of the State are performed in our common interest; … (Preamble)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Zambia, English

In this Constitution, unless the context otherwise requires—

• “property” includes a vested or contingent right to, or interest in, or arising from—
a. land, permanent fixtures on, or improvements to, land;
b. goods or personal property;
… (Art. 266)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Zambia, English

It is recognised and declared that every person in Zambia has been and shall continue to be entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say, the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, creed, sex or marital status, but subject to the limitations contained in this Part9, to each and all of the following, namely:

d. protection for the privacy of his home and other property and from deprivation of property without compensation;
… (Art. 11)