Administration of Justice

The Criminal Justice System in Zambia: Enhancing the Delivery of Security in Africa

This report presents a review and assessment of criminal justice system in Zambia. Chapters include: crime in Zambia, policing, prosecutorial services, the courts, customary justice, Zambia Prison Service, and regional and international protocols. Appendices include the master questionnaire, the general methodological approach, balance sheet of human development in Zambia, country fact sheet, Zambia social indicators.

Criminal Justice System in Zambia: Policy Brief

This policy brief highlights several aspects of the criminal justice system in Zambia and offers policy recommendations based on problems noted.

Human Trafficking

2009 Trafficking in Persons Report

This report, produced by the U.S. Department of State, presents findings on human trafficking issues in Zambia.

Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Zambia
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Zambia

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Zambia, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

2008 Human Rights Report: Zambia

This report, produced by the U.S. Department of State, presents findings on respect for human rights including discussion on incidents concerning: arbitrary or unlawful deprivation of life; disapperance; torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment; prison and detention center conditions; arbitrary arrest or detention; role of police and security apparatus; denial of fair or public trial; trial procedures; freedom of speech and press; freedom of assembly and association; freedom of religion; protection of refugees; government corruption and transparency; trafficking in persons; and workers rights.

Research & Statistics

A Strategic Conflict Assessment in Zambia

This report, produced by Judy Smith-Höhn, contains chapters on human security, on conflict, historical foundations of peace and security in Zambia, conflict indicators and conclusions of the author.

The World Fact Book (CIA)

This site provides information regarding the population, government, and transnational issues concerning Zambia.

Victims of Crime

Gender Based Violence: A Situation in Chadiza, Chibombo, Mansa, and Mazabuka

"Gender based violence is a problem that has become very prevalent in Zambia today, and media reports indicate that it is a problem, which negatively affects women and girls in particular. PLAN Zambia working in partnership with PLAN Norway decided to conduct a study to establish the prevalence and identify causes and consequences of violence against girls and women in the family, school and community in Plan programme Units. The main aim of the study is to establish the prevalence, causes, and consequences of gender based violence particularly violence against girls and women in the family, school, community and to use the information to raise awareness and promote learning and change among women and children on the rights of girls and women and establish community anti – violence organisations and networks."