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  1. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Police-Public Complaints Commission Act, 2016 [No. 18 of 2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-07 | ZMB-2016-L-104401

    An Act to provide for the membership, functions, operations and financial management of the Police- Public Complaints Commission; provide a procedure for the initiation and investigation of complaints against police actions; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

  2. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 2012 [No. 1 of 2012]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-16 | ZMB-2012-L-94957

  3. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Anti-Corruption Act, 2012 [No. 3 of 2012]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-12 | ZMB-2012-L-94956

    An Act to continue the existence of the Anti-Corruption Commission and provide for its powers and functions; provide for the prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution and punishment of corrupt practices and related offences based on the rule of law, integrity, transparency, accountability and management of public affairs and property; provide for the development, implementation and maintenance of coordinated anticorruption strategies through the promotion of public participation; provide for the protection of witnesses, experts, victims and other persons assisting the Commission; provide for nullification of corrupt transactions; provide for payment of compensation for damage arising out of corrupt activities; provide for the domestication of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption, the Southern African Development Community Protocol Against Corruption and other regional and international instruments on corruption to which Zambia is a party; repeal and replace the Anti-Corruption Act, 2010; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

  4. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Anti-Gender-Based Violence Act, 2010 (No. 1 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-04-15 | ZMB-2011-L-90116

    An Act to provide for the protection of victims of gender based violence; constitute the Anti-Gender-Based
    Violence Committee; establish the Anti-Gender-Based Violence Fund; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

  5. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 2010 (No. 2 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-04-15 | ZMB-2011-L-90117

    Amends several provisions in the Code with respect to sexual offences. In particular it amends section 133 concerning rape by replacing it with the following:

    133. Any person who commits the offence of rape is liable, upon conviction, to imprisonment for a period of not less than fifteen years and may be liable to imprisonment for life.

  6. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Juveniles (Amendment) Act, 2011 [Act No. 3 of 2011]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-04-15 | ZMB-2011-L-94963

  7. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act, 2010 [No. 19 of 2010]. - Acts of Parliament on-line

    Adoption: 2010-04-13 | ZMB-2010-L-86262

    An Act to provide for the confiscation of the proceeds of crime; provide for the deprivation of any person of any proceed, benefit or property derived from the commission of any serious offence; facilitate the tracing of any proceed, benefit and property derived from the commission of any serious offence; provide for the domestication of the United Nations Convention against Corruption; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

  8. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Anti-Terrorism Act, 2007 (Act No. 21 of 2007). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-09-12 | ZMB-2007-L-107962

    An Act to prohibit the carrying out of any act of terrorism; provide for measures for the detection and prevention of terrorist activities; and for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

  9. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 2003 [Act No. 10 of 2003]. - Acts of Parliament

    Adoption: 2003-09-16 | ZMB-2003-L-75394

    Amends sections 24, 36, 39 and 40 and repeals the Schedule to the Act.

  10. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prisons Rules. - Prisons Rules

    Adoption: 1990 | ZMB-1990-R-66207

    Regulates various aspects of imprisonment. Part 7 (s. 142-156) deals with employment of prisoners. Provides for earnings scheme, rates of payment, grading of prisoners, prisoners unfit for normal labour, exercise for special prisoners, type and record of prisoners' labour, entries in employment book, allocation of labour to prisoners, ratio of escorts to working parties, restriction on working of prisoners, employment of prisoners in disciplinary capacity, and work on sundays and public holidays.

  11. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prisons Act - Volume 7 - Prisons Act

    Adoption: 1966-10-31 | ZMB-1966-L-66205

    Comprehensive legislation on establishment of prisons, prison service, discipline of prison officers, and management and control of prisons and prisoners. Part 10 (s. 75-76) regulates employment of prisoners. Section 75 sets forth general requirement for prisoners to work. Also establishes that medical officer may excuse a prisoner from work or order that he perform light work. Women prisoners shall not be employed outside a prison except on the recommendation of a medical officer.

  12. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Juveniles Act, 1956 [No. 4 of 1956] (Cap. 53). - Juveniles Act

    Adoption: 1956-05-04 | ZMB-1956-L-66450

    Provides for custody and protection of juveniles in need of care, and for correction of juvenile delinquents. Divided into 6 parts. Part 1 (s. 1-2) contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 (s. 3-57) provides for protection of juveniles. Part 3 (s. 58-74) deals with juvenile delinquents. Part 4 (s. 75-108) contains administrative provisions; Part 5 (s.109-127) financial provisions, and Part 6 (s. 128-135) miscellaneous provisions.

  13. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code (No. 23 of 1933) [as amended] - Volume 7. - The Laws of Zambia, Vol. 7, 1996 Edition (Revised)

    Adoption: 1934-04-01 | ZMB-1934-L-66445

    Regulates criminal procedure in Zambia. Divided into 12 parts. Part 1 (s. 1-3) contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 (2. 4-17) regulates powers of courts. Part 3 (s. 18-64) contains general provisions regarding criminal procedure. Parts 4 and 5 (s. 65-196) contain provisions relating to all criminal investigations. Part 6 (s. 197-221) regulates procedure in trials before subordinate courts. Part 7 (s. 222-252) sets forth provisions relating to committal of accused persons for trial before high court. Part 8 (s. 253-259) provides for summary committal procedure for trial; Part 9 (s. 260-302) for procedure in trials before high court. Part 10 (s. 303-320) deals with sentences and their execution. Part 11 (s. 321-351) regulates appeals. Part 12 (s. 352-360) contains supplementary provisions.

  14. Zambia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1931-11-01 | ZMB-1931-L-66208

    Divided into 44 parts. Part 25 (s. 251-263) deals with offences against liberty. Provides for definition of kidnapping from Zambia, definition of kidnapping from lawful guardianship, definition of abduction, pusnishment for kidnapping, kidnapping or abduction in order to murder, kidnapping or abducting with intent to confine person, kidnapping or abducting in order to subject person to grievous harm or slavery, wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement kidnapped or abducted person, kidnapping or abducting child under fourteen with intent to steal from its person, punishment for wrongful confinement, buying or disposing of any person as a slave, habitual dealing in slaves, and unlawful compulsory labour.


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