Three internationally renowned constitutional lawyers have applied to join the litigation against President Edgar Lungu’s eligibility.
The Constitutional Lawyers have requested to join the action challenging President Lungu’s ability to run in the August 12 elections.
Professor Chaloka Beyani of Constitutional Law, Professor Melvin Mbao, and Professor Cephas Lumina are the three.
Chaloka Beyani is an International Law Senior Lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
He is also the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and has taught law previously at the Universities of Oxford and Zambia.
Professor Beyani is among the few Africans that helped in drafting the Constitution of Kenya. He has drafted many other constitutions across the globe.
Professor Cephas Lumina has close to 30 years’ legal practice, research and university lecturing experience in several countries.
From March 2008 to May 2014, he served as the United Nations Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights – one of the “special procedures” of the Human Rights Council.
Professor Mbao currently works at the Public Law and Legal Philosophy, North West University South Africa.