Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima has arrived the United States capital, Washington DC for consultations with the US judiciary.
According to the press statement released by Patricia Littiya, the First Secretary (Press and Public Relations)
Zambian Embassy in Washington, Chief Justice Mambilima said following the changes in the Constitution, the judiciary were consulting with their counterparts in order to understand how the judicial system in the United States operate.
The Chief Justice is among other meetings expected to hold talks with the Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts to discuss the U.S. jurisprudence and explore rules of the court in the U.S. judicial system.
Justice Mambilima added that her delegation is in the USA at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State under the International Visitor Leadership Program project entitled “U.S. Justice System,” for Zambia.
The Chief Justice was speaking at the Zambian Embassy in Washington DC when she paid a courtesy call on Chargé d’Affaires Joseph Chilaizya.
She added that during the program, the delegation will examine the overview of U.S. Federalism, study the U.S. Judicial System, the Role of International NGOs and Volunteer Lawyers in Supporting the Rule of Law as well as have a workshop on Court Administration, Judicial Leadership and Reform, and Technology Advancements in the Courtroom.
Justice Mambilima observed that during the program the delegation will examine the use of information technology to improve judicial efficiency, observe best practices in court administration and record keeping and explore aspects of judicial accountability in the United States.
The Chief Justice is accompanied by the Chief Administrator of the Judiciary Supreme Court, Mrs. Nalishebo Imataa, Network Administrator of the Judiciary, Ms. Sylvia Kakundu Tolosi and the Personal Assistant to the Chief Justice Mrs. Patricia Mwila Bowa.