oa Article 19 - Zambia : taking firm steps against corporal punishment : Africa

Volume 1 Number 3
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Extracted from text ... argued that the court should declare this sentence null and void on the ground of unconstitutionality in that it, by reason of its brutal and barbaric nature, conflicted with the appellant's right against torture, inhuman and degrading punishment under Article 15 of the Zambian Constitution2. The appellant further argued that the court should declare the relevant sections in the Penal Code3, which provided for the imposition of corporal punishment as a sentence, as unconstitutional and that these sections should be repealed. The court found that the sections providing for the use of corporal punishment as a sentence were in direct conflict ..

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