CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ACT
Arrangement of Sections
1. Short title
CONSTITUTION AND GENERAL POWERS OF THE COURT
3. Constitution of court
4. Sittings of court
5. Powers of single judge of court
6. Restriction regarding sitting on appeals
8. Jurisdiction of court
9. Practice and procedure
10. Process and execution of judgment of court
11. Right of audience
12. Friend of court
13. Summoning and compelling attendance of witnesses
14. Refusal to be sworn or to give evidence
15. Evidence of bystander
16. Evidence of prisoner
17. Allowances to witnesses
19. Evidence of Zambian customary law and assessors
20. Record of evidence, etc
21. Recording of proceedings
23. Right of appeal
24. Restrictions on appeals
25. Powers of court on appeal
26. Registrar and officers of court
27. Establishment of Registry
28. Administration of oaths
29. Warrant for production of appellant before court
31. Rules of court
32. Transitional provisions
Act 8 of 2016.
MATTER MISSING - SECTIONS 1 TO 3
(5) The determination of any question before the court shall be according to the opinion of the majority of the judges of the court hearing the case.
(1) The sittings of the court shall usually be held at Lusaka but may be held at such other place in accordance with a circuit schedule issued by the Chief Justice.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the court shall, at a sitting, be composed of such judges of the court as the President may direct.
A single judge of the court may exercise a power vested in the court not involving the decision of an appeal or a final decision in the exercise of its original jurisdiction.
A judge of the court shall not sit on the hearing of an appeal or exercise power under section 5 in respect of an appeal from a judgment given by that judge or a judgment given by a court of which that judge sat as a member.
The court shall have a seal approved by the Chief Justice.
(1) Subject to Article 28 of the Constitution, the court in exercise of its original and final jurisdiction may determine—
(a) a matter relating to the interpretation of the Constitution;
(b) a matter relating to a violation or contravention of the Constitution;
(c) a petition to challenge the nomination of a candidate for election as Republican President;
(d) a matter relating to the Republican President, Vice President or the election of a Republican President;
(e) appeals relating to election of Members of Parliament and councillors;
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