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.
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)
Please follow the links below to get access to the said documents.
Aligning Laws with the Constitution The Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (Part 1)
Aligning Laws with the Constitution The Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (Part 2)
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)
CONSTITUTION WATCH 14/2015
The Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (Part 1)
CONSTITUTION WATCH 13/2015
[26th June 2015]
The Constitutional Right to Water
Since time immemorial it has been acknowledged that water is important for people to lead their lives in human dignity. Water is a prerequisite for the realisation of other fundamental human rights too, like the right to health and the right to a safe and clean environment.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 12/2015
[25th June 2015]
A Call for Zimbabwe to Adopt the CAT
[The Convention Against Torture]