#94 – Linda Kasonde, Legal Practitioner, Zambia

Linda Kasonde is a Zambian legal practitioner.

Linda rose to prominence as the first elected female President of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and for her advocacy of human rights.

She has become a well-known figure in Zambia for using her public platform as LAZ president to resolutely defend constitutional democracy, civil liberties and the rule of law. In this role, she attracted occasional controversy as government representatives felt she was overly political, especially when drawing attention to allegations of constitutional violations by the ruling authorities.

Kasonde was awarded the Epic Alumni for “Women Inspiring Women” at IE Business School. She also received the award of the Zambia Society for Public Administration’s Justice Irene Chirwa Mambilima in 2016.

Twitter – https://twitter.com/LindaKasonde

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-kasonde-4025a08

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