Constitution of Zambia, 1996

Preamble
Part I – National Sovereignty and the State
Part II – Citizenship
Part III – Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedom of the Individual
Part IV – The Executive
Part V – The Legislature
Part VI – The Judicature
Part VII – Defence and National Security
Part VIII – Local Government System
Part IX – Directive Principles of State Policy and the Duties of a Citizen
Part X – Finance
Part XI – Service Commissions
Part XII – Human Rights Commission
Part XIII – Chiefs and House of Chiefs
Part XIV – Miscellaneous

Arrangement of Articles

Part I – National Sovereignty and the State

Article

1. Declaration of Republic, Sovereignty of people, Supreme Law and Official Language
2. Public Seal
3. National Anthem, National Flag, National Emblem and National Motto

Part II – Citizenship

Article

4. Citizens of Zambia
5. Children of citizens of Zambia
6. Persons entitled to apply to be registered as Citizens
7. Powers of Parliament
8. Citizenship Board
9. Cesser of Citizenship
10. Interpretation

Part III – Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedom of the Individual

Article

11. Fundamental rights and freedoms
12. Protection of right to life
13. Protection of right to personal liberty
14. Protection from slavery and forced labour
15. Protection from inhuman treatment
16. Protection from deprivation of property
17. Protection for privacy of home and other property
18. Provisions to secure protection of law
19. Protection of freedom of conscience
20. Protection of freedom of expression
21. Protection of freedom of assembly and association
22. Protection of freedom of movement
23. Protection from discrimination on the ground of race, etc.
24. Protection of young persons from exploitation
25. Derogation from fundamental rights and detention
26. Provisions relating to restriction and detention
27. Reference of certain matters to Special Tribunal
28. Enforcement of protective provisions
29. Declaration of war
30. Declaration of public emergency
31. Declaration relating to threatened emergency
32. Interpretation and Savings

Part IV – The Executive

Article

33. The Office of President
34. Election of President
35. Tenure of office of President
36. Removal of President on grounds of incapacity
37. Impeachment of President for violation of Constitution
38. Vacancy in office of the President
39. Discharge of functions of President during absence, illness, etc.
40. Oath of President
41. Returning Officer; questions relating to elections
42. Salary and allowances of President
43. Protection of President in respect of legal proceedings
44. Functions of President
45. Vice-President
46. Minister
47. Provincial Deputy Minister and Deputy Minister
48. Oath Vice-President, Minister and Deputy Ministers
49. Cabinet
50. Functions of Cabinet
51. Accountability of Cabinet and Deputy Ministers
52. Code of conduct
53. Secretary to Cabinet
54. Attorney-General
55. Solicitor-General
56. Director of Public Prosecutions
57. Discharge of functions of Director of Public Prosecutions during absence, illness
58. Tenure of office of Director of Public Prosecutions
59. Prerogative of mercy
60. Advisory committee
61. Offices for Republic

Part V – The Legislature

Article

62. Legislative power and membership of Parliament
63. Composition of and election to National Assembly
63. Qualification for election to National Assembly
65. Disqualifications for election to National Assembly
66. Nomination for election to National Assembly
67. By-election for the National Assembly
68. Nominated members
69. Speaker
70. Deputy Speaker
71. Tenure of office of members of National Assembly
72. Determination of questions as to membership of National Assembly
73. Clerk and staff of National Assembly
74. Removal of nominated members by President
75. The franchise
76. Electoral Commission
77. Constituencies and elections
78. Exercise of legislative power of Parliament
79. Alteration of Constitution
80. Statutory instruments
81. Restrictions with regard to certain financial measures
82. President may address National Assembly
82. Presiding in National Assembly
84. Voting and Quorum
85. Unqualified persons sitting or voting
86. Procedure in National Assembly
87. Privileges and immunities of National Assembly
88. Dissolution of Parliament and related matters
89. Oaths to be taken by Speaker and members
90. The Investigator – General

Part VI – The Judicature

Article

91. Courts
92. Supreme Court
93. Appointment of judges of Supreme Court
94. High Court
95. Appointment of Puisine Judges, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Industrial Relations Court
96. Acting judge of Supreme Court or High Court to act or hold office until appointment expires or is revoked
97. Qualifications for appointment as Supreme Court, puisne judges, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Industrial Relations Court
98. Tenure of office of judges of Supreme and High Court
99. Oaths to be taken by judge

Part VII – Defence and National Security

Article

100. The Zambia Defence Force
101. Functions of Defence Force
102. Parliament to regulate Defence Force
103. The Zambia Police Force
104. Functions of Zambia Police Force
105. Parliament to regulate Zambia Police Force
106. Prison service
107. Parliament to regulate Zambia Prison Service
108. Zambia Security Intelligence Services

Part VIII – Local Government System

Article

109. Local Government System

Part IX – Directive Principles of State Policy and the Duties of a Citizen

Article

110. Application of Directive Principles of State Policy
111. Directives not to be judicial
112. Directive Principles of State Policy
113. Duties of the citizen

Part X – Finance

Article

114. Imposition of taxation
115. Withdrawal of moneys from general revenues
116. Supplementary estimates in respect of expenditure authorized by warrant
117. Appropriation Acts and Supplementary Appropriation Acts
118. Financial report
119. Remuneration of certain officers
120. Public debt
121. Auditor-General
122. Tenure of office of Auditor-General

Part XI – Service Commissions

Article

123. Commissions
124. Pension laws and protection

Part XII – Human Rights Commission

Article

125. Establishment of Human Rights Commission and its independence
126. Functions, powers, composition, procedure, etc. of Human Rights Commission

Part XIII – Chiefs and House of Chiefs

Article

127. The Institution of Chief
128. Concept and principles relating to the Institution of Chiefs
129. Chief not to be Partisan
130. House of Chiefs
131. Functions of House of Chiefs
132. Composition of House of Chiefs
133. Tenure of office and vacancy
134. Oaths of members of House of Chiefs
135. Staff of House of Chiefs
136. President may make regulations

Part XIV – Miscellaneous

Article

137. Resignations
138. Reappointment and concurrent appointments
139. Interpretation

Revisions

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