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Name: Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Act, 1996 (No. 18 of 1996).
Country: Zambia
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1996-05-28
Entry into force:
ISN: ZMB-1996-C-50029
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=50029&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 1998, Gisbert H. Flanz, Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA, ISBN: 0-379-00467-4, 58 p. (INFORM)
Abstract/Citation: Provides significant amendments to the Zambian Constitution. A new Preamble recognizes the equal worth of men and women and defines Zambia as a "Christian nation" with freedom of religion. Removes the entitlement from Art. 6 which allows a person married to a Zambian to apply to be registered as a citizen. Amendments to Part IV (The Executive) stricten the requirements to be President and broaden the powers of the National Assembly with regard to removing the President on grounds of incapacity. Also makes amendments to Parts V and VI, which regard the Legislature and the Judiciary respectively. The Act also inserts a number of new Parts into the Constitution. Inter alia, a new Part VII provides for the Defence Force, Police Force, Prison Service, and the Security Intelligence Service. Part VIII provides for local government. Part IX set forth principles of state policy and duties of citizens. The State shall endeavour to provide employment for the population and social benefits for the aged, the disabled, and other disadvantaged persons. The State shall also recognise the right to fair labour practices and safe and healthy working conditions. Part XII provides for an autonomous Human Rights Commission.
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