Respect for human rights promotes democracy, says Sangwa
The Legal Resources Foundation has observed that access to justice was a fundamental right in any country which is aspiring for aspiring for democratic governance.
Speaking at a launch of Paralegal Curriculum Chart yesterday, Legal Resources Foundation Founder and Vice Chairperson, John Sangwa said the foundation remained committed to provide services through out the country.
Mr. Sangwa pointed out that delivering justice has remained valid but accessing justice was not readily available to everybody.
He said the emergency of the paralegals has improved the justice delivery system and the enhancement of respect for human rights.
Mr. Sangwa said he was proud for pioneering paralegals in Zambia, which started 16 years ago.
He explained that paralegals have devised a curriculum that would form a basis of a workable frame that would guide them towards a higher level of development and recognition in the judicial system.
Mr. Sangwa further stated that in the past, it was difficult to get a lawyer to represent clients in rural areas because there were few qualified lawyers.
And speaking earlier, Legal Assistance Cluster (LAC) Project Co-Coordinator, Claudia Sena said paralegals justify their importance on justice delivery system.
Ms. Sena was grateful that the Minister of Justice had included paralegal as part of the legal delivery systems.