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    Zambia: Constitutional Changes on Citizenship, Elections (Jan. 13, 2016) Zambia’s President, Edgar Lungu, approved a new Constitution for the country on January 5, 2016. Among other changes, the new document permits dual citizenship and sets a date for the next elections.  (Government Urges Zambians Living in Diaspora to Apply for Dual Citizenship, LUSAKA TIMES (Jan. 7, 2016), Open Source Center No. […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2016-01-13
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    Zambia: Draft Constitution to Include Press Freedom (May 7, 2012) Zambia released a draft constitution on April 30, 2012, that has been praised for its provisions on freedom of the press. The document also contains a bill of rights and establishes a 50%-plus-one voting system for electing the president of the country. (PAZA Lauds Draft Constitution on Media Freedom, TIMES OF ZAMBIA […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2012-05-07
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    Zambia: New Law to Regulate NGOs (Sept. 2, 2009) It was reported on August 26, 2009, that Zambia's Parliament passed into law the 2009 NGO Bill, to regulate the activities of non-governmental organizations that operate in Zambia. The law has been sent to the President for his assent. (NGOs Fear Law Will Hobble Their Activities, IRIN, Aug. 26, 2009, available at […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2009-09-02
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    Zambia: Children's Code Act Enacted On August 24, 2022, Zambia’s president, Hakainde Hichilema, signed into law a comprehensive law governing children, the Children’s Code Act (Act No. 12) of 2022. The act, which includes 19 parts and 198 provisions, provides for a comprehensive legal framework to govern matters affecting children for the first time in the country’s history. It brought … Continue reading “Zambia: Children’s Code Act Enacted”
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2022-12-29
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    Zambia: Penal Code Provision Criticized for Restricting Freedom of Expression (June 15, 2010) On June 8, 2010, Pansy Tlakula, the African Union's special rapporteur on freedom of expression and access to information in Africa, urged the Zambian government to repeal section 116(1)(d) of the Zambian Penal Code. Tlakula called the provision contrary to regional and international instruments guaranteeing the freedom of expression, including the African […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2010-06-15
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    Zambia: Ineffective Law Enforcement Weakens Child Protection Enforcement (July 2, 2008) AFP reported on June 18, 2008, that Catherine Namugala, Zambia's Minister of Community Development and Social Services, has blamed the failure of child protection efforts in Zambia on “weak legislation.” Namugala declared that the government intends to “review child-related” laws to make them more effective. (Weak Legislation Hinders Child Protection Efforts, AFP, […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2008-07-02
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    Zambia: Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act Enacted On May 20, 2021, Zambia enacted the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act of 2021, repealing and replacing the 1993 act of the same name. According to its preamble, the objectives of the new act include revising and consolidating the law relating to narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, and precursor chemicals as well as providing for … Continue reading “Zambia: Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances...
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2021-07-26
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    Zambia: Cannabis Act and Industrial Hemp Act Enacted On May 20, 2021, Zambia enacted two laws, the Cannabis Act, 2021 and the Industrial Hemp Act, 2021. Their enactment follows a 2019 cabinet decision to permit the production and export of cannabis for medical and export purposes. This reform was reportedly driven by the need to boost foreign exchange sources. According to one source, … Continue reading “Zambia: Cannabis Act and Industrial Hemp...
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2021-07-09
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    Kenya; Zambia: Judiciaries Turn to Technology to Improve Efficiency (Oct. 7, 2010) It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court cases using computerized systems (Judiciary Goes Digital, TIMES OF ZAMBIA (Oct. 5, 2010), http://www.times.co.zm/news/viewnews.cgi?category=all&id=1286265970). Terry Musonda, […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2010-10-07
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    Zambia: High Court in Lusaka Throws Out Case Questioning Citizenship of Incumbent President (Aug. 11, 2011) On August 9, 2011, the High Court in Lusaka, Zambia, threw out a petition by the main opposition party, the Patriotic Front (PF), seeking a declaratory judgment to enjoin the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) from nominating Rupiah Banda, the incumbent Zambian President, as a candidate in the next presidential elections, scheduled […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2011-08-11
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    Zambia: Mines and Minerals Bill and Related Income Tax Amendment Bill Tabled in Parliament (July 8, 2015) On June 25, 2015, Zambia’s Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development submitted the Mines and Minerals Development Bill, 2015 to the National Assembly (parliament) for a first reading. (Pamela Chitulang’oma, Zambia: Mines and Minerals Development Bill Presented to Parliament, TAX NEWS SERVICE (June 30, 2015), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online […]
    • Contributor: Zeldin, Wendy
    • Date: 2015-07-08
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    Zambia: Parliament Makes Further Cuts to Royalty Rates on Production of Minerals (May 23, 2016) On May 4, 2016, Zambia’s 158–member unicameral Parliament passed the Mines and Minerals Development (Amendment) Bill, 2016, to amend the Mines and Minerals Development Act 2015.  (Martine Chileshe, Zambia Mines and Mineral Development Act 2015 – Amendment, TAX NEWS SERVICE (June 30, 2015), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.)  According to […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2016-05-23
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    Zimbabwe: Measure to Curb Textile Dumping to Be Introduced (Apr. 12, 2012) In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the “dumping” of textile products, including clothes (usually by under-pricing of the goods), in the country's market. Customs duties on textile imports and the […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2012-04-12
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    Zimbabwe: Government Ignores Court Order (Dec. 15, 2008) It was reported on December 1, 2008, that according to the Lands Minister, Didymus Mutasa, the Zimbabwean government is going to step-up expropriation of farm land owned by white farmers, in defiance of the South African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal's recent ruling on a suit brought by white land owners. The SADC […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2008-12-15
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    Global Legal Monitor - June 2007 Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR June 2007 ISSUE 6 G.L.M. 2007 Featured Topics: Budget | Communication and Electronic Information | Constitutional Law | Courts | Criminal Procedure | Disability | Education | Elections and Politics | Employment | Environment | Family Foreign Investment | Foreign Judgments | Freedom of Information | Freedom of the Press Gambling | Gender Equality | Government Employees...
    • Contributor: Kimberly Shanea Zellars
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    United Nations: Global Strategy to End Detention of Refugees Includes Suggested Legal Reforms (July 10, 2014) On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at their borders. The strategy is in response to the fact that, as the UNHCR observed, many […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2014-07-10
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    Netherlands: Safe Countries of Origin List Expanded (Oct. 27, 2016) The Dutch Minister for Migration, Klaas Dijkhoff, has expanded the list of countries deemed by the Netherlands to be “safe countries of origin,” to include Algeria, Georgia, the Ukraine and Tunisia, according to an October 11, 2016 announcement. (Minister for Migration Further Expands List of Safe Countries, Ministry of Security and Justice […]
    • Contributor: Zeldin, Wendy
    • Date: 2016-10-27
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    Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia: Governments Adopt New Precautionary Measures to Combat COVID-19's New Variant During the months of November and December 2021, the governments of Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia announced new precautionary measure to combat the spread of omicron, the new variant of the COVID-19 virus.EgyptOn November 27, 2021, the Egyptian prime minister, Mustafa Madbouly, issued a decision to ban all direct flights coming to and from seven … Continue reading “Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia: Governments Adopt...
    • Contributor: Sadek, George
    • Date: 2021-12-15
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    Global Legal Monitor - July 2007 Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR July 2007 ISSUE 7 G.L.M. 2007 Featured Topics: Abortion | Administrative Law | Adoption | Border Zones | Capital Punishment Communications and Electronic Information | Constitutional Law | Consumer Protection Corporations | Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Discrimination | Education | Elections and Politics | Employment | Energy | Environment | Family | Government Ethics |...
    • Contributor: Kimberly Shanea Zellars
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    Australia: Legislation Increasing Penalties for Trafficking of Firearms Passed On February 16, 2022, the Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2022 was introduced in the Australian Parliament. The bill, which amends the federal Criminal Code Act 1955 (Cth), was quickly passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives on March 30, 2022, before receiving assent by the Governor-General on April 1, 2022.Broadly, … Continue reading “Australia: Legislation Increasing Penalties for Trafficking...
    • Contributor: Buchanan, Kelly
    • Date: 2022-06-07
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    Global Legal Monitor - December 2006 Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR December 2006 ISSUE 6 G.L.M. 2006 Featured Topics: Attorneys and Judges | Communications and Electronic Information | Criminal Law | Education Elections and Politics | Employment Law | Energy | Environmental Law | Gender Equality Government Organization | Health Law & Regulation | Human Rights | Immigration and Nationality Law | International Relations | Property Law |...
    • Contributor: Kzel
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    ANGOLA – New Press Law Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR July 2008 ISSUE 7 G.L.M. 2008 Featured Topics: Abortion | Attorneys and Judges | Budget | Capital Punishment | Child Pornography | Children Communications and Electronic Information | Constitutional Law | Constitutional Rights Courts | Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Defense | Education | Elections and Politics Energy | Environment | Family | Freedom of Information...
    • Contributor: Kimberly Shanea Zellars
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    Global Legal Monitor - April 2007 Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR APRIL 2007 ISSUE 4 G.L.M. 2007 Featured Topics: Abortions | AIDS | Arbitration | Border Zones | Boundaries | Capital Punishment | Children Communications and Electronic Information | Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Defense Disability Law | Education | Elections and Politics | Employment Law | Energy | Environmental Law | Family Law | Foreign Investment...
    • Contributor: Kimberly Shanea Zellars
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    Global Legal Monitor - September 2006 Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR September 2006 ISSUE 4 G.L.M. 2006 Featured Topics: Attorneys and Judges | Budget | Communications and Electronic Information | Consumer Protection | Criminal Law | Elections and Politics | Employment Law | Environmental Law Family Law | Gender Equality | Health Law & Regulation | Human Rights | Immigration and Nationality Law | Intellectual Property | International...
    • Contributor: Law Library of Congress
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    Global Legal Monitor - March 2007 Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR March 2007 ISSUE 3 G.L.M. 2007 Featured Topics: Abortions | Attorneys and Judges | Communications and Electronic Information | Criminal Law Cultural Property | Defense | Disability Law | Elections and Politics | Employment Law | Energy Environmental Law | Family Law | Freedom of the Press | Gender Equality | Government Ethics Government Organization | Gun...
    • Contributor: Kimberly Shanea Zellars