Following the hearing of the election petitions filed after the 11 August 2016 polls, the Zambia office of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) commissioned a research aimed at promoting electoral justice in the country. The research report analyses the courts’ decisions of the presidential, parliamentary and local government election petitions. It also examines emerging jurisprudence and offers recommendations for electoral dispute resolution in Zambia.
Published in April 2017, Electoral Justice in Zambia: Resolving Disputes from the 2016 Elections and Emerging Jurisprudence is a valuable resource on elections in Zambia and the detailed recommendations serve as a basis for engagement among stakeholders on issues related to electoral dispute resolution. The research was made possible by a grant from the Zambia Accountability Programme (ZAP) funded by UK Aid and managed by the British Council Zambia. The research report is available at: https://www.eisa.org.za/pdf/zam2017ElectJustice.pdf and in hard copy.
EISA has played a role in Zambia’s electoral processes since 1997 and has conducted research on democratic development in the country since 2004. In 2016 EISA Zambia supported five local civil society organisations to contribute to credible elections through voter education and election monitoring.