Bill Watch

BILL WATCH 25/2020

[5th May 2020]

Lock-down Order : More Amendments in SI 101

 “Thick and fast they came at last,

And more and more and more.

Lewis Carol

BILL WATCH 24/2020

[5th May 2020]

The Law Society Statement on the Deferment of Rents and Mortgage Payments (SI 96 of 2020)

Further Relaxation of National Lock-down

The original lock-down from the 30th March to the 19th April was extended by two weeks and was due to end on Sunday 3rd May [see Bill Watch 17/2020 of 20th April [link]]

BILL WATCH 21/2020

[29th April 2020]

Is Parliament Going to Resume Sitting Next Week?

The present Parliamentary recess began on 18th March, when both Houses resolved to adjourn until Tuesday 5th May after the President’s announcement of special measures to be taken against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

BILL WATCH 20/2020

[24th April 2020]

Government Gazettes Update: Part 2 – 26 March – 24 April

This bulletin lists, and briefly outlines the content of, Statutory Instruments [SIs] published in Government Gazettes, from  26th March to 24rd April 2020.   Those that have been commented on more fully will have links to the relevant Bill Watches.

BILL WATCH 19/2020

[24th April 2020]

Government Gazettes Update: Part I – 1st to 24th March

This bulletin lists, and briefly outlines the content of, Statutory Instruments and important General Notices [GNs] published in Government Gazettes, from 1st to 24th March 2020.  Those that have already been commented on more fully will have links to the relevant Bill Watches.

BILL WATCH 19/2020

[24th April 2020]

United Nations Policy Brief:

COVID-19 and Human Rights- We Are All In This Together

BILL WATCH 18/2020

[22nd April 2020]

Demolitions : Who is Responsible?

Municipal police and council officials have been demolishing market stalls and illegal cabins in the greater Harare area, particularly in high-density suburbs.  The demolitions are intended to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, but it is not clear who made the decision to carry them out.

BILL WATCH 17/2020

[20th April 2020]

Covid-19 : SIs Underpinning Lock-down Extension

In a speech delivered at 4.30 p.m. yesterday, the President announced that the lock-down would continue for another 14 days, ending at midnight on Sunday the 3rd May – two days before schools are due to re-open.

BILL WATCH 16/2020

[16th April 2020]

Covid-19 and the Law : Part 3

Introduction

Please note that an error in this Bill Watch was corrected by Bill Watch 16/2020 of 16th April.
The error is indicated below under "Members of the Defence Forces"

 

BILL WATCH 15/2020

[15th April 2020]

BILL WATCH 14/2020

[14th April 2020]

Covid-19 and the Law : Part 1

BILL WATCH 13/2020

[8th April 2020]

Parliamentary Work 10th March – 18th March

Both Houses of Parliament Stand Adjourned until 5th May

BILL WATCH 12/2020

[7th April 2020]

Covid-19: Financial Assistance for Vulnerable Groups

Introduction

On the 27th March the President announced that the country would go into “lockdown” for 21 days, starting on Monday the 30th March.  He said all businesses should stop working and people should stay in their homes for the 21-day period, except those engaged in essential services.

BILL WATCH 11/2020

[30th March 2020]

Return of Farms to Certain Dispossessed Farmers

BILL WATCH 10/2020

[24th March 2020]

Regulations to Curb Spread of COVID-19

BILL WATCH 9/2020

[19th March 2020]

Notice:  Both Houses of Parliament Have Adjourned

until Tuesday 5th May [or later if necessary]

ADJOURNMENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO CURB THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

BILL WATCH 8/2020

[12th March 2020]

Increase in Scale of Fines

BILL WATCH 7/2020

[11th March 2020]

Update on Bills and Acts

Both Houses of Parliament are sitting this week

Progress on Bills in the National Assembly

International Treaties Bill [link]

BILL WATCH 6/2020

[4th March 2020]

Alteration of Maximum Farm Sizes : Why?

Introduction

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