Author Archives: Elias Munshya, MBA, LLM, MA, MDIV

The Law Association of Zambia’s Statement on President Lungu’s eSwatini Land Gift

This is the media statement issued by the Law Association of Zambia The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has followed with keen interest the public debate that has raged following revelations of a piece of land granted to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in the Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland. LAZ has also noted the serious insinuations and allegations

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It Is Time to Revisit the Law Association of Zambia Act: Here is why

By Elias Munshya, LLM, MBA, MDIV. (of the Alberta Bar) In April 2018, Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) will unleash over 300 new lawyers in Zambia which will bring the total number of Zambian legal practitioners to 1,400. Remarkably, about half of all these lawyers have qualified in the last 5 years. A bar which was just 700

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Harry Kalaba Resigns from President Lungu’s Government

We reproduce below a statement from Hon Harry Kalaba. We got the statement from his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/honharrykalaba/posts/1960172744231785 I HAVE RESIGNED – Harry Kalaba There comes a time in a person’s life when it becomes necessary to die to self for the good of others and if not for that reason, at least to stand for one’s cherished ideals and values.

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On Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality in the Legal Profession: My response to Jennifer Quito

By Elias Munshya, LLM, MBA, M.DIV. The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) is now requiring that its licensed lawyers and paralegals create and abide by an individual Statement of Principles that acknowledges their obligation to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion generally and in their behavior towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public (emphasis mine). Apparently, this is part of

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On Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law: Why I am defending Magistrate Mwelwa of Livingstone

By Elias Munshya, LLM. MBA, MDIV. A lot has been said about this case. I will try to make it as plain simple as possible. Magistrate Benjamin Mwelwa was hearing a criminal case. The parties were as follows: The People (represented by prosecutors from the Anti-Corruption Commission and the DPP), and the accused (represented by lawyers). In Zambia and elsewhere

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