June 2012

Court Watch 11-2012


[30th June 2012]

Two Cases of Alleged Torture by Police Officers

To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, this bulletin draws attention to two recent court cases in which the State has prosecuted police officers for conduct that can be defined as “torture”. 

Bill Watch 28-2012

BILL WATCH 28/2012

[29th June 2012]

Both Houses of Parliament sat last week before adjourning until Tuesday 10th July

Extra July Sittings for Parliament

The Parliamentary sitting calendar has been modified to cater for extra sittings next month to deal with urgent business.  Both Houses will sit from 10th to 12th July and again in the following week.  Urgent agenda items include:

Bill Watch 27-2012

BILL WATCH 27/2012

[18th June 2012]

Both Houses of Parliament will meet again on Tuesday 19th June

The Parliamentary agenda for this week includes motions to approve two important international agreements.

Palermo Protocol

United Nations Protocol  to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children

Bill Watch 24-2012

BILL WATCH 24/2012

[5th June 2012]

The House of Assembly is meeting today, Tuesday 5th June

The Senate remains adjourned until Tuesday 12th June

Outcome of SADC Summit Luanda, 1st June: Work for Parliament

The 1st June Luanda SADC Summit communiqué said:

Constitution Watch 8-2012


[1st June 2012]

Select Committee Preparing for Second Draft

● Compliance “Audit” of the first draft completed ● Lead drafters vindicated ● Consideration of political party comments underway

● SADC urges completion of Constitution