CONSTITUTION WATCH 4/2017
[11th March 2017]
The New National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill
Commission established by the Constitution
CONSTITUTION WATCH 3/2017
[31st January 2017]
Death Penalty Challenge in the Constitutional Court
on Wednesday 1st February, 2017
CONSTITUTION WATCH 2/2017
[25th January 2017]
Constitutional Amendment to Extend Presidential Powers
CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2017
[24th January 2017]
Invitation from Parliament for Public Comments on
The Constitution Amendment Bill
Parliament yesterday invited public comments on the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill. In view of the importance of the Bill, the whole of the text of the invitation itself is set out below.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 20/2016
[26th September 2016]
Reminder: Death Penalty Challenge in the Constitutional Court
On Wednesday 28th September
CONSTITUTION WATCH 19/2016
[14th September 2016]
Wednesday 28th September
CONSTITUTION WATCH 18/2016
[29th August 2016]
Constitutional Right to Fair and Public/Transparent Trials
Opposition activists and others who were arrested for allegedly taking part in the disorders that rocked Harare last week are being brought to the Harare Magistrates Court for remand, presumably on charges of public violence or inciting public violence.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 17/2016
[15th August 2016]
ConCourt Outlines Duties of the ZBC as a Public Broadcaster
Is it constitutional for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation [the ZBC] to collect compulsory licence fees from members of the public who have television sets?
CONSTITUTION WATCH 16/2016
[10th August 2016]
Prisons Act Amended by Constitutional Court
Parole for Life Prisoners
Last month, in a landmark judgment delivered in a case brought by Veritas, the Constitutional Court declared that prisoners undergoing life imprisonment were entitled to be considered for release on parole in the same way as other prisoners.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 15/2016
[27th July 2016]
The Official Secrets Act and Freedom of Expression
In recent by-elections, accredited observers were required to sign the Official Secrets Act before they were allowed into polling stations to observe voting. This raises questions:
CONSTITUTION WATCH 14/2006
[26th July 2016]
Is Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 Constitutional?
Consultation Necessary before Publication of Statutory Instruments
CONSTITUTION WATCH 13/2016
[14th July 2016]
Veritas Wins Court Case Against Life Imprisonment Without Parole
Another Landmark Constitutional Court Judgment
CONSTITUTION WATCH 12/2016
[14th July 2016]
The Constitution and Complaints About Police
The Role of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission
CONSTITUTION WATCH 11/2016
[7th July 2016]
The Role of the Police and Army and the Use of Force in the Suppression of Riots
CONSTITUTION WATCH 10/2016
[5th June 2016]
Constitutional Alignment: Local Government
The Local Government Laws Amendment Bill – Part II
CONSTITUTION WATCH 9/2016
[4th June 2016]
The Local Government Laws Amendment Bill - Part I
CONSTITUTION WATCH 8/2016
[16th May 2016]
Constitutional Alignment: Media Freedom
The Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights and Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to information, Ms Pansy Tlakula, will be visiting Zimbabwe this week to assess the country’s progress in re-aligning media-related laws with the Constitution.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 7/2016
[11th May 2016]
Suspension of Mayor of Harare – Constitutional?
The story is well known, at least to local residents. Following a dispute between the City Council of Harare and the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing over the appointment of a Town Clerk, the Minister purported to suspend the mayor from office.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 6/2016
[23rd February 2016]
The Death Penalty in the Senate
Two important Bills affecting the death penalty are due to be considered by the Senate this week. The Bills are the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill and the General Laws Amendment Bill.