The Civil Society Constitution Agenda is appalled at the continued breach of the rule of law, the constitution and deliberate disrespect of the Bill of Rights by those wielding state power and their associates.
The rights and freedoms to assembly, associate and expression (Peaceful Demonstrations, Protests) are Guaranteed in the Constitution Under Article 20 and 21 and further, the Police Service is Mandated by the Constitution in Article 193(E) “to Uphold the Bill of Rights”.
This is Contained in a Statement issued to 5fm Radio by Association Board Chairman, Bishop John Mambo Today (MONDAY).
Bishop Mambo said This continued Denial of People’s Rights and Freedoms to Assembly and Expression is a Contravention of the International and Regional Human Rights Treaties such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and our very own African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights to all of which Zambia is a State party.
Bishop Mambo has Demanded for the Full Implementation of the Provisions of the Amended Constitution and Demand for the Respect of Citizens human rights and the need to Uphold the Constitutionalism and the Rule of law in Zambia.
JUNE 26, 2017