Court of Appeal


The Court of Appeal is established under Article 130 of the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Act No. 2 of 2016 (“The Constitution”). It is now the second highest Superior Court of Record after the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court of Zambia.

Leave to appeal

An appeal from a judgment of the Court lies to the Supreme Court with leave of  the Court. An application for leave to appeal, under subsection (1) is made within fourteen days of the judgment. The Court may grant leave to appeal where it considers that

  • the appeal raises a point of law of public importance;
  • it is desirable and in the public interest that an appeal by the person convicted should be determined by the Supreme Court;
  •  the appeal would have a reasonable prospect of success; or
  •  there is some other compelling reason for the appeal to be heard. Leave to appeal does not operate as a stay of execution of a judgment.
Rules - Court of Appeal


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