Despite moves by officials to interfere with the judiciary in politically related cases, the country’s judges and lawyers generally strive to remain independent.
However, poor administration of the judiciary, limited resources and lack of judicial personnel has led to severe backlog in Zambian courts. There has been a political clamp-down on perceived dissidents in advance of elections scheduled for the end of 2001. The authorities seem unwilling to prosecute those who commit human rights abuses.
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