n South African Journal on Human Rights - Promises to keep : individual rights of refugees and others under international human rights conventions and the Zambian Constitution

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-7203



This article compares the status of five human rights accorded to refugees and others under the various international and regional human rights instruments to which Zambia is a party with municipal constitutional provisions and laws. The rights in question are the right to seek asylum, right to freedom from discrimination, right to freedom of movement, right to association, right to information. The article argues that an extension of the equitable doctrine of estoppel prevents Zambia from enforcing constitutional and statutory provisions that are in contravention of its international obligations.

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