Zambia

I. The Penal Code Act, 1995 Edition, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia

(as amended by Act No. 26 of 1933)
a. Section 155. “Any person who- (a) has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature; or (b) has carnal knowledge of an animal; or (c) permits a male person to have carnal knowledge of him or her against the order of nature; is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years. (As amended by No. 26 of 1933) Unnatural offences”

b. Section 156. “Any person who attempts to commit any of the offences specified in the last preceding section is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for seven years. (As amended by No. 26 of 1933) Attempt to commit unnatural offences”

c. Section 158. “Any male person who, whether in public or private, commits any act of gross indecency with another male person, or procures another male person to commit any act of gross indecency with him, or attempts to procure the commission of any such act by any male person with himself or with another male person, whether in public or private, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for five years. (As amended by No. 26 of 1933) Indecent practices between males”

Source: UNPAN

Additional Resources

Zambia: Shadow Report on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals IGLHRC, 2007