Welcome to Blackhall’s Laws of Zambia

Blackhall’s Laws of Zambia is revised edition of the laws of Zambia containing primary and secondary legislation.

Zambia’s judicial system is based on English common law and customary law. Common law is administered by several high courts, which have authority to hear criminal and civil cases and appeals from lower courts. Resident magistrate's courts are also established at various centers. Local courts mainly administer customary law, especially cases relating to marriage, property, and inheritance.

Under the constitution of 1997, the Supreme Court is the highest court in Zambia and serves as the final court of appeal. The chief justice and other eight judges are appointed by the president. In consultation with the prime minister, the president also appoints the director of public prosecution and the attorney general, the latter being the principal legal adviser to the government. The independence of the judiciary has been respected by the government. Trials in magistrate courts are public.

Blackhall’s Laws of Zambia is intended to be the tool for both the legal community and the general public.

Blackhall’s Laws of Zambia makes all the statutory laws of Zambia in force available at one source on the internet (and also on CD-ROM) and in the near future in a print in an updated revised form, to all persons interested in the laws of Zambia.

Blackhall’s Laws of Zambia are arranged so that any enactment can be searched for easily on the internet chronologically as well as in alphabetical order with annotated amendments. The annotated text can be exported to PDF and MS Word formats.

Subscribers to the website have access to all statutory laws of Zambia, fully amended and annotated.

Blackhall Publishing publishes the revised laws of Zambia in CD-ROM and online. The CD–ROM edition is published using Folio Views®.

Contents Include:

  • All Acts and Subsidiary Legislation made in terms of principal legislation
  • Alphabetical and Chronological Tables.


Key Benefit:

  • All Acts are presented in fully revised and annotated form.
  • Acts can be searched and printed in pdf and text formats.
  • The online database is amended in line with the publication of new and amending legislation.

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