Constitution Watch

CONSTITUTION WATCH 13/2016

[14th July 2016]

Veritas Wins Court Case Against Life Imprisonment Without Parole

Another Landmark Constitutional Court Judgment

 

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 12/2016

[14th July 2016]

The Constitution and Complaints About Police

&

The Role of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 11/2016

[7th July 2016]

The Role of the Police and Army and the Use of Force in the Suppression of Riots

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 11/2016

[7th July 2016]

The Role of the Police and Army and the Use of Force in the Suppression of Riots

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 10/2016

[5th June 2016]

Constitutional Alignment: Local Government

The Local Government Laws Amendment Bill – Part II

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 9/2016

[4th June 2016]

Constitutional Alignment: Local Government

The Local Government Laws Amendment Bill - Part I

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 8/2016

[16th May 2016]

Constitutional Alignment: Media Freedom

Introduction

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?

Introduction

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

Introduction

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.

The Bills

CONSTITUTION WATCH 5/2016

[25th January 2016]

Death Penalty Cases in the Constitutional Court this Week

1 Carrying out death sentences is unconstitutional

   2 Life imprisonment without parole unconstitutional

Date:          Wednesday 27th January 2016

CONSTITUTION WATCH 4/2016

[20th January 2016]

Veritas Wins Court Case Against Child Marriage

Constitutional Court Decides Marriage under 18 Unconstitutional

CONSTITUTION WATCH 3/2016

[12th January 2016]

Constitutional Court Hearings Wednesday 13th January

The Constitutional Court court-roll for tomorrow, Wednesday 13th January, has become available since we sent out Constitution Watch 1/2016 and 2/1016.  The only cases on the roll are the two cases by Veritas brought by Veritas that were notified in those two bulletins. 

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2/2016

[10th January 2016]

Constitutional Court Case To implement Section 210 of the Constitution To Set Up an Independent Mechanism

to Deal with Complaints against Police and Security Services

 

Date:              Wednesday 13th January 2016

CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2016

[8th January 2016]

Constitutional Court Death Penalty Case:

To Seek Relief for Long-Term Death-Row Prisoners

Date:         Wednesday 13th January 2016

Venue:      Constitutional Court, Mashonganyika Building, Samora Machel Avenue, Harare (next to High Court building)

CONSTITUTION WATCH 18/2015

[29th October 2015]

Postponement of Constitutional Challenge to Death Penalty

Yesterday an important case on the constitutionality of the death penalty, Chariwa & 14 Others v Minister of Justice & Others (CCZ 47/2015), could not be heard by the Constitutional Court because the Court’s time was taken up by an earlier case on the roll.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 17/2015

[26th October 2015]

Reminder: Death Penalty Challenge in the Constitutional Court

Wednesday 28th October

Everyone who is concerned about the Death Penalty is urged to attend the court hearing

The court hearing will start at 9.30 at the Constitutional Court – Cnr. Samora Machel Ave and Third St.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 16/2015

[19th October 2015]

Death Penalty Challenges in the Constitutional Court - Wednesday 21st and Wednesday 28th October

 

On Wednesday 21st October the Constitutional Court is due to hear two cases, one on the constitutionality of the death penalty and the other on the constitutionality of “whole life” imprisonment. 

CONSTITUTION WATCH 15/2015

[15th July 2015]

Aligning Laws with the Constitution

The Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (Part 2)

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 14/2015

[15th July 2015]

Aligning Laws with the Constitution

The Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (Part 1)

Introduction

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