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09/08/1998 1 Conscription

conscription does not exist

Zambia has no compulsory military service in the armed forces and has never had any since achieving independence. [3] [1]

Yet Zambia has another form of conscription, the Zambian National Service, which involves three months' military training. [2]

Zambian National Service

The Zambian National Service (ZNS) is aimed at resettling young people on the land and producing food, establishing small industrial enterprises, developing sports skills and helping in the defence of the country.

3 April 1996


18. The requirement to sing the national anthem and salute the flag as a condition of attending a State school, despite conscientious objection, appears to be an unreasonable requirement and to be incompatible with articles 18 and 24 of the Covenant.



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