The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, welcomes the appointment of Dr
Mumba Malila as Chief Justice of Zambia by President Hakainde Hichilema on 17 November 2021.
This is a deserved recognition by the Zambian president of his commitment to human rights, rule of
law and independence of the judiciary. The Centre commends Zambia’s Judicial Service Commission
for recommending his appointment on 12 November.
Commissioner and Vice Chair of the African Commission
Dr Mumba Malila was a Commissioner of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
(African Commission) and its Vice Chairperson from October 2006 to November 2011. During his time
as commissioner, he was Special Rapporteur for prisons and conditions of detention in Africa, he
chaired the working group on …