Zambia Independence Act 1964

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Zambia Independence Act 1964
Long titleAn Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the establishment of Northern Rhodesia, under the name of Zambia, as an independent republic within the Commonwealth.
Citation1964 c. 65
Royal assent31 July 1964
Status: Current legislation

The Zambia Independence Act 1964 (1964 c. 65) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which granted independence to Zambia (formerly the protectorate of Northern Rhodesia) with effect from 24 October 1964. It also provided for the continuation of a right of appeal from Zambia to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

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  • Text of the Zambia Independence Act 1964 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from
  • Whitaker's Almanack: for the year 1966, complete edition, p. 319. J. Whitaker & Sons, London, 1965
  • Chronological table of the statutes; HMSO, London. 1993. ISBN 0-11-840331-1