Zambia: Applying the law fairly or fatally? Police violations of human rights

Zambia: Applying the law fairly or fatally? Police violations of human rights

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Index Number: AFR 63/001/1999
Date Published: 31 March 1999
Categories: Africa, Zambia

This document provides detailed information on a range of current human rights concerns in Zambia relating to the conduct of the police. It includes case studies of police shootings, police ill-treatment and torture, excessive use of force by police and public meetings suppressed. It also explains the different routes that can be taken to persue an investigation of police violantion of human rights: police internal investigations-case study; the 'trial within the trial', judicial inquests, civil suits, the human rights commission-case study. It finishes with the government0initiated policing reforms and AI's recommendations to increase police accountability.


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