July 2012

Bill Watch 36-2012

BILL WATCH 36/2012

[30th July 2012]

Both Houses of Parliament have adjourned until Monday 3rd September

The date for the ceremonial opening of the next session is still to be fixed

4th Session of the 7th Parliament Ended

Court Watch 13-2012


[24th July 2012]

Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum Director Abel Chikomo in Court 25th July

Time:  8.30 am.   Court No. 5, Magistrates Court, Rotten Row.

This case is of wide interest and importance for human rights activists and the NGO sector

Bill Watch 35-2012

BILL WATCH 35/2012

[24th July 2012]

Updated Details of Vacant Parliamentary Constituencies

There has been considerable confusion recently about the number of Parliamentary vacancies due for by-elections, with discrepancies between figures mentioned by Minister Chinamasa in the Senate and picked up by the media, and those given in Veritas bulletins.  This bulletin will hopefully clear up the confusion. 

Bill Watch 33-2012

BILL WATCH 33/2012

[22nd July 2012]

Both Houses of Parliament will continue sitting on Tuesday 24th July

In Parliament Last Week

Key Bills Passed – Awaiting President’s Signature

Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill

Bill Watch 32-2012

BILL WATCH 32/2012

[14th July 2012]

Both Houses of Parliament will Sit AgainThis  Week

Finance Minister’s Mid-Term Fiscal Policy Review on Wednesday 18th July

Three Parliamentary By-Elections Ordered by Supreme Court

Court Watch 12-2012


[12th July 2012]

Case Against Torture

[continued from Court Watch 11/2012 of 30th June]

Court Watch 11/2012 outlined two recent criminal prosecutions of police officers for conduct amounting to torture – welcome evidence of action by the relevant authorities to end an established culture of impunity for State agents:

Bill Watch 31-2012

BILL WATCH 31/2012

11th July 2012]

Mid-Term Fiscal Policy Review Postponed to Next Week

Finance Minister Tendai Biti has postponed this to Wednesday 18th July.

Progress Made on Major Reform Bills in House of Assembly

The Human Rights Commission Bill with amendments is now through its Committee Stage

Bill Watch 30-2012

BILL WATCH 30/2012

[9th July 2012]

Both Houses of Parliament resume sittings on Tuesday 10th July

Last Few Sittings of this Session

Parliament’s sitting calendar was extended to put in extra July sittings this week and next week to accommodate:

President v Bhebhe & Ors

ABEDNICO BHEBHE First Respondent NJABULISO MGUNI Second Respondent NORMAN MPOFU Third Respondent
An appeal from the judgment of the Honourable Mr Justice NDOU, at BULAWAYO on the 13th day of OCTOBER 2011

HARARE: THURSDAY the 5th day of JULY 2012