Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa The Commission for Investigations and the Permanent Human Rights Commission in Zambia

"The study was undertaken with the aim of establishing through investigative field research the practical realities that pertain to the two institutions and to establish whether they are fulfilling their mandates. In Zambia, the research focused on the CI and the Permanent Human Rights Commission. The report sets out the background to the creation of the two institutions and the legal framework within which they were established. It then details the findings relating to their effectiveness and how they have interacted with other organs. The final sections highlight the main findings, leading to a conclusion and recommendations."