The Zambia Association of Women Judges (ZAWJ) has congratulated Deputy Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima for being re-elected for the second term to the board of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ).
The elections were conducted at the 12th Biennial Conference which was held in Arusha, Tanzania, recently.
The theme of the biennial conference was ‘’Justice for all’’.
ZAWJ President Judge Elizabeth Muyovwe who is also a Supreme Court Judge said Judge Mambilima’s re-election had put the Zambian Judiciary on the world map.
Judge Mambilima is currently seconded to the Electoral Commission of Zambia where she is chairperson.
Justice Muyovwe urged other adjudicators to emulate the achievements of Judge Mambilima.
Judge Muyovwe was speaking at a farewell lunch in honour of the two Judges in Lusaka.
The two judges who have retired are Justice Florence Mumba who was also acting as deputy Chief Justice and High Court Judge Christine Phiri.
Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda congratulated the two Judges for their illustrious and distinguished services they contributed to the Zambian Judiciary.
Justice Chibesakunda said the history of Zambian Judiciary would not be recognised without the contributions made by the two Judges.
She added that Judge Mumba was the first woman Judge who played different roles on the bench of the judiciary.
The acting Chief Justice also noted that Judge Phiri had worked for many years in the judiciary rising from the Magistracy to being a Judge of the High Court which clearly showed that she was passionately dedicated to the dispensation of justice in Zambia.
She said posterity would be the only jury to judge the achievements of the two learned Judges, stressing that the two Judges made the judiciary a better institution.