Emergency Powers Act, 1964
- Commenced on 24 October 1964
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Emergency Powers Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"the Constitution" means the Constitution of the Republic;[Cap. 1]"emergency proclamation" means a proclamation under the Constitution declaring that a state of public emergency exists;"emergency regulations" means regulations made under section three;"enactment" means an instrument having the force of law other than the Constitution and this Act;"the President" means the President of the Republic;"the Republic" means the Republic of Zambia.
3. Emergency regulations
4. Repugnancy with other enactmentsEmergency regulations and any orders or rules made in pursuance of emergency regulations shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any enactment; and any provision of an enactment which may be inconsistent with any emergency regulation or any such order or rule shall, whether or not that provision has been amended, modified or suspended in its operation under section three, to the extent of such inconsistency have no effect so long as such regulation, order or rule remains in force.
5. Duration, etc., of emergency regulations
6. Proof of documentsEvery document purporting to be an instrument made or issued by the President or other authority or person, shall be received in evidence, and shall, until the contrary is proved, be deemed to be an instrument made or issued by the President or that authority or person.
History of this document
24 October 1964