THE Constitutional Court has already been put in place with the court’s registry expected to be in operation before the end of this week, says judiciary registrar and director of court operations, Mathews Zulu.
And Law Association of Zambia president George Chisanga has described the institutionalisation of the Constitution Court as a ‘‘learning process’’ whose structures should reflect the requirements of the recently amended republican Constitution.
Mr Zulu said everything was in place for the operationalization of the Constitutional Court registry to be housed at the Lusaka High Court buildings.
He explained that the selection of judges should soon be under way by the Judicial Service Commission who would make recommendations for appointment to the President, before Parliamentary ratification.
“The Chief Justice has directed for the immediate operationalization of the Constitution Court registry and it will be ready for business by this coming week.
“The selection of judges will be handled by the Judicial Service Commission who will make recommendations to the President, but these recommendations will be subject to ratification by Parliament,” he said.
He explained that everything was already in position for the establishment of the first Constitutional Court in the country, to be the appeals court after the Supreme Court.
And Mr Chisanga said the jurisdiction was already conferred upon the Constitution Court, whose decision was final without further appeal.