Commentary on Public Law in Zambia: Law, Politics and Governance
This is a no-holds-barred commentary on public law in Zambia that considers good governance, politics and human rights. Evoking the spirit and style of eminent law writers such as Sir Blackstone and Lord Denning, the author presents a commentary on cardinal issues in public administration and law in a provocative yet informative way.
Commentary on Public Law in Zambia: Law, Politics and Governance covers a wide range of subjects from constitutionalism to human rights, democracy to good governance, executive authority to judicial independence, parliamentary practice and procedure to the office of the Public Protector, and more, in the course of its sixteen chapters.
Joseph Chirwa shows himself to be the future of legal scholarship and writing in Zambia, learning from the best Zambia has produced, among others Professor Muna Ndulo, Supreme Court Justice Mumba Malila, SC and retired Justice Patrick Matibini, SC.
The book deals with the following topics:
- constitutional theory and practice
- judicial independence
- parliamentary procedure and practice
- the Public Protector
- proceedings against the state
- the politics of state-owned enterprises
- the executive authority
- judicial review
- the electoral process
- institutions of good governance
- constitutional protection of human rights
- environmental law and policy
- contempt of court
- public interest litigation
- the tribunal system
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