The Supreme Court (Amendment) Act (2011)

Published: 2011

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The Supreme Court Bill
Supreme Court (Amendment ) [No. 8 of 2011 77

An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act.

[15th April, 2011

ENACTED by the Parliament of Zambia.

1. This Act may be cited as the Supreme Court (Amendment)

Act, 2011, and shall be read as one with the Supreme Court Act, in
this Act referred to as the principal Act.

2. (1) The principal Act is amended by the deletion of section
eight and the substitution therefor of the following new section:

8. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the jurisdiction vested in

the Court shall, as regards practice and procedure, be
exercised in the manner provided by this Act and rules of

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where this Act or
rules of court do not make provision for any particular point
of practice and procedure, the practice and procedure of the
Court shall be—

(a) in relation to criminal matters, as nearly as may be
in accordance with the law and practice observed
in the Court of Criminal Appeal in England; and

(b) subject to subsection (3), in relation to civil matters,
as nearly as may be in accordance with the
Supreme Court Practice, 1999 (White Book) of
England and the law and practice in the Court of
Appeal in England in force up to 31st December,

(3) The Civil Court Practice, 1999 (Green Book) of England and
any civil court practice rules issued in England after 31st December,

1999, shall not apply to Zambia.


Short title

Cap 25

Repeal and
of section 8



No. 8 of 2011

Date of Assent: 12th April, 2011

Copies of this Act can be obtained from the Government Printer,

P.O.Box 30136, 10101 Lusaka Price K1,000 each