ZAMBIA LAW DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
THE ZAMBIA LAW DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

   3.   Establishment of the Zambia Law Development Commission

   4.   Functions of Commission

   5.   Composition of Commission

   6.   Tenure of office

   6A.   Remuneration and allowances

   7.   Seal of Commission

   8.   Filling of casual vacancy

   9.   Proceedings of Commission

   10.   Committees

   11.   Disclosure of interest

PART III
THE DIRECTORATE OF THE COMMISSION

   12.   Director and Deputy Director

   13.   Secretary, Research fellows and other staff

   14.   Prohibition of disclosure of information

PART IV
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   15.   Funds of Commission

   16.   Financial year

   17.   Accounts

   18.   Annual report

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS

   19.   Savings and transitional provisions

   20.   Transfer of staff

   21.   Regulations

AN ACT

to establish the Zambia Law Development Commission; to define the functions of the Zambia Law Development Commission; to repeal and replace the Law Development Commission and Institute for Legislative Drafting Act and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

Act 11 of 1996,

Act 38 of 1996,

Act 18 of 2009.

[1st April, 1996]

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Zambia Law Development Commission Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Commission” means the Zambia Law Development Commission established under section 3;

“Commissioner” means the person appointed as Commissioner under section 5;

“Chairperson” means the person appointed as Chairperson under section 5;

“Deputy Chairperson” means the person appointed as Deputy Chairperson under section 5;

“Deputy Director” means the person appointed as Deputy Director under section 12;

“Director” means the person appointed as Director under section 12;

“former Commission” means the Law Development Commission established under the repealed Act;

“repealed act” means the Law Development Commission and Institute of Legislative Drafting Act.

PART II
THE ZAMBIA LAW DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

3.   Establishment of the Zambia Law Development Commission

There is hereby established the Zambia Law Development Commission which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, capable of suing and of being sued in its corporate name, and with power, subject to the provisions of this Act, to do all such acts and things as a body corporate may by law do or perform.

4.   Functions of Commission

   (1) The functions of the Commission shall be to research and make recommendations on—

      (a)   the socio-political values of the Zambian people that should be incorporated into legislation;

      (b)   the anomalies that should be eliminated in the statute book;

      (c)   new and more effective methods of administration of the law and the dispensation of justice that should be adopted and legislated;

      (d)   new areas of the law that should be developed which are responsive to the changing needs of Zambian society; and

      (e)   the removal of archaic pieces of legislation from the statute book.

   (2) Without prejudice to the generality of sub-section (1), the functions of the Commission shall be to—

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