January 2014

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress And Punish Trafficking In Persons, Especially Women

This is one of the Palermo protocols, these are three protocols that were adopted by the United Nations to supplement the 2000 Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (the Palermo Convention). They are:

- the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children; and

- the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air.

Protocol against The Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea And Air

This is one of the Palermo protocols, these are three protocols that were adopted by the United Nations to supplement the 2000 Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (the Palermo Convention). They are:

- the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children; and

- the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air.

- the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Convention)

The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) is a multilateral treaty against transnational organized crime. The Convention was adopted by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on 15 November 2000 and it came into force on 29 September 2003.

 It is also called the Palermo Convention and its three protocols (the Palermo Protocols) are:

- Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children; and

- Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air.

Bill Watch 3-2014

Resend of BILL WATCH 3/2014

and results of By-Elections

[27th January 2014]

Apology

In response to so many readers asking for Bill Watch 3/2014 in the usual format, we are resending it and also adding the results of the by-elections.  We apologise that a server hitch changed the original bulletin into plain text format.

Bill Watch 2-2014

BILL WATCH 2/2014

[20th January 2014]

Both Houses of Parliament will Sit again on Tuesday 21st January

Tuesday 21st January is the date fixed by both the National Assembly and the Senate for their next sittings after the presentation of the 2014 Budget by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning on 19th December.  Budget business tops the National Assembly Order Paper.

Bill Watch 1-2014

BILL WATCH 1/2014

[8th January 2014]

Both Houses of Parliament are in Recess until Tuesday 19th November

Anti-Trafficking in Persons Regulations Gazetted under Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act

TIMBA v CHIEF ELECTIONS OFFICER & Ors

MAVANGIRA J: In the harmonised elections of 31 July 2013 for the Republic of Zimbabwe, the applicant was the losing Movement for Democratic Change-T, commonly referred to as MDC-T, National Assembly candidate for the Mt. Pleasant constituency. He has filed a petition which is pending before this court. His application in the instant matter is, as described in his heads of argument. primarily to open sealed boxes and packets and inspect electoral records for the purpose of his pending petition.