Zambia: rising impunity and lack of accountability

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Zambia in November 2017. In it, Amnesty International welcomes the new Constitution; however the organization is concerned about the Bill of Rights which does not sufficiently guarantee all rights. Some key ratifications also remain outstanding. Amnesty International also raises concerns about restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, discrimination and violence towards the Tonga ethnic group, imprisonment of political opponents, excessive the use of force by the police and impunity for such violations.

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