Minear urges Zambia to expedite judicial reforms

ZAMBIA should quickly implement judicial reforms to address backlog of cases and other problems if people are to have access to an effective justice delivery system, says Counsellor to Chief Justice of the US Jeffrey Minear.

And Minear said the involvement of different views from all stakeholders seems to be the best practice in developing a national constitution.

Minear, who is visiting the country courtesy of the Zambian government and the United States’ Department of State with the objective of learning more about governance and other national processes, said the Zambian judiciary system was progressive.

“It is a good system but obviously there is need for implementation of reforms to address backlog of cases and other problems so that people can have access to an effective system and I am confident the people of Zambia and government will deal with these problems,” Minear said in an interview on Friday in Lusaka.