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  1. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act, 2016 [No. 16 of 2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-07 | ZMB-2016-L-104400

    An Act to provide for a transparent legal framework for the protection of, access to, and use of, traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore, which also guarantees equitable sharing of benefits and effective participation of holders; to recognise the spiritual, cultural, social, political and economic value of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore of holders; to promote the preservation, wider application and development of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore; recognise, protect and support the inalienable rights of traditional communities, individuals and groups over their traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore; to confer rights on traditional communities, individuals and groups and promote the conservation and sustainable utilisation of the country’s biodiversity resources; to promote fair and equitable distribution of the benefits derived from the exploitation of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore; to promote the use of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore for the benefit of traditional communities, the country and mankind in general; to ensure that exploitation of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore takes place with the prior informed consent of a traditional community, individual or group; to prevent the granting of patents based on traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore without the prior informed consent of a traditional community, individual or group; give effect to the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore, 2010, the World Trade Organisation Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPS), 1994 and any other relevant international treaty or convention to which Zambia is a State Party; and to provide for matters incidental to, or connected with, the foregoing.

  2. Zambia - Human rights - 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.

  3. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Millennium Challenge Compact Act, 2013 (No. 6 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-03-22 | ZMB-2013-L-94945

    An Act to give effect to the Millenium Challenge Compact and Program Implementation Agreement; expand access to; and improve reliability of, water supply, sanitation and drainage services in select urban and peri-urban areas of Lusakain order to reduce the incidence of waterborne and water related diseases; generate time savings for households and businesses and reduce non revenue water in the water supply network by improving water supply and sanitation and drainage services; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

  4. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines Act (Act No. 16 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-07-23 | ZMB-2003-L-107963

    An Act to constitute the Zambia Anti-Personnel Mines Action Centre; to prohibit the use, stockpiling, production, development, acquisition and transfer of anti-personnel mines and ensure the destruction of the mines; to provide for fact-finding missions to Zambia; to provide for international co-operation; to implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, of 1997; and to provide for matters connected with and incidental to the foregoing.

  5. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Commission Act (No. 39 of 1996). - Human Rights Commission

    Adoption: 1996-12-12 | ZMB-1996-L-66449

    Provides for function, powers and composition of Human Rights Commission. Functions of Commission include investigation of human rights violations; investigation of any maladministration of justice; and proposing effective measures to prevent human rights abuse.

  6. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Emergency Powers Act, Cap. 108 (No. 43 of 1964). - Emergency Powers Act Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1964-10-24 | ZMB-1964-L-66424

    Empowers President to make emergency regulations whenever an emergency proclamation is in force. President may make provision for detention of persons and restriction of movement. President may also authorise taking into possession or control of any property or undertaking; entering and search of any premise, as well as some other measures.

  7. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Preservation of Public Security Act (No. 5 of 1960), as amended through 1964. - Preservation of Public Security Act

    Adoption: 1960-03-04 | ZMB-1960-L-66423

    Empowers president to take certain measures for the preservation of public security. These include prohibition of publication and dissemination of matter perjudicial to public security; prohibition, restriction and control of assemblies; and prohibition, restriction and control of residence, movement and transport of persons. President may also require persons to do work and render services.


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