Constitution Watch

CONSTITUTION WATCH 12/2013

[4th March 2013]

The Referendum – Observers and Media Practitioners

Part I – Accreditation

Referendum Observers

CONSTITUTION WATCH 11/2013

[2nd March 2013]

The Referendum

High Court Rejects NCA Bid to Postpone Referendum

CONSTITUTION WATCH 10/2013

[1st March 2013]

COPAC started its awareness campaigns on the draft Constitution ahead of the Referendum on Monday 25th February.  Details of campaign venues from 1st March onwards appear below, province by province.

The meetings are open to all.

BULAWAYO

Date

CONSTITUTION WATCH 9/2013

[1st March 2013]

Too Late for Postal Votes in the Referendum

CONSTITUTION WATCH 8/2013

[27th February 2013]

The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Eric Matinenga, is addressing meetings round the country about the COPAC draft constitution which will be put to voters in the Referendum on Saturday 16th March.  His programme started last week with meetings in Harare, Mashonaland Central and Mashonaland East, and will continue until Tuesday 12th March. 

All meetings are scheduled to start at 10 am.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 7/2013

[22nd February 2013]

The COPAC Summary of the Draft Constitution

 

Attached is the official COPAC summary of the Draft Constitution

[Veritas has had permission to distribute it]

 

CONSTITUTION WATCH 6/2013

[18th February 2013]

Referendum and the Draft Constitution [Part II]

Why the 16th March Referendum Date is Totally Unreasonable

Referendums Act and regulations out of date

CONSTITUTION WATCH 5/2013

[18th February 2013]

Referendum and the Draft Constitution [Part I]

 

The draft new constitution that will be put to a Referendum was gazetted on 15th February.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 4/2013

Process Update

[7th February 2013]

House of Assembly Passes Motion on Constitution

The House of Assembly yesterday passed the motion adopting the COPAC Report on the constitution-making process and noting the draft constitution.  [For the full text of the motion approved by the House, see Constitution Watch 3/2013 of 6th February.]. 

CONSTITUTION WATCH 3/2013

Process Update

[6th February 2013]

 

The narrative report on the constitution-making process is attached [unzipped version on request from veritas@mango.zw].  Veritas has permission to distributed this long awaited report.  The draft constitution made available to Parliament has already been distributed by Veritas.  [For new subscribers copies available on request]

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2/2013

[3rd February 2013]

COPAC’s New “Final” Draft of the New Constitution

 

This is the most recent “final” draft approved by the GPA Party Principals and COPAC

Veritas has had permission to distribute it

CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2013

[27th January 2013]

Final Draft of the New Constitution

 

This is the final draft approved by the GPA Party Principals and COPAC Co-chairs

Veritas has had permission to distribute it

 

COURT WATCH 23/2012

[31st December 2012]

Postscript on Anglican Church Court Cases

CONSTITUTION WATCH

[21st December 2012]

Deadlock Not Yet Resolved by Principals’ New Committee

Constitution Watch of Saturday 8th December took the story of the continuing deadlock over the COPAC draft constitution to the point at which the special new Committee set up by the principals had had their inaugural meeting on Wednesday 5th December, and scheduled a second meeting for Monday 10th December. 

CONSTITUTION WATCH

[19th November 2012]

Deadlock Post Second All Stakeholders Conference

COPAC Select Committee Report on the Conference

CONSTITUTION WATCH

[17th November 2012]

Second All Stakeholders Conference

The Second All Stakeholders Conference

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2012

[15th October 2012]

Second All Stakeholders’ Conference

21st – 23rd October

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2012

[8th October 2012]

Stakeholders Conference Dates and Venue Fixed

The Second All Stakeholders’ Conference will run from Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd October at the Harare International Conference Centre.  The programme is as follows:

          Sunday 21st October            Arrival of delegates and opening ceremony

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2012

[5th October 2012]

Content

How Will the New Constitution Impact on Elections

Part II

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2012

[4th October 2012]

Content

How will the New Constitution Impact on the Coming Elections?

Part I

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