Constitution Watch

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2012

[1st June 2012]

Select Committee Preparing for Second Draft

● Compliance “Audit” of the first draft completed ● Lead drafters vindicated ● Consideration of political party comments underway

● SADC urges completion of Constitution

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2012

[19th May 2012]

Preparation of Second Draft Halted by Party Differences

Latest Setback

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2012

[3rd May 2012]

Latest Draft Constitution Published

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2012

[26th April 2012]

COPAC Directed by GPA Principals to Deliver Second Draft of Constitution Next Week

Lead Drafters have Finished their Work on Second Draft

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2012

[31st March 2012]

Will the Constitution be Ready Before Elections?

COPAC: Latest Predictions for the Path Ahead

Speaking earlier this week about the recall of the lead drafters [see Constitution Watch of 30th March 2012], COPAC co-chair Douglas Mwonzora, ever optimistic, ventured that COPAC should now be able to achieve:

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2012

[15th August 2012]

ZANU-PF Politburo Continues to Stall Constitution

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2012

[13th March 2012]

Progress on COPAC’s Review of the First Draft

Work on First Draft Speeds Up

COPAC co-chairs complete their review of first draft

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2012

[29th February 2012]

Draft Constitution still being Reviewed

A week ago a COPAC co-chair said that COPAC had completed reviewing six of the eighteen chapters of the draft constitution.  That left twelve chapters still to be reviewed.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2011

[10th December 2011]

Warning about New Constitution at the ZANU-PF Conference

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2011

[3rd December 2011]

Final Preparations for Drafting

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2011

[30th November 2011]

Constitution Drafting to Start Soon

The constitution-making process is nearing the point at which the three principal drafters will start their task of drafting the new constitution.  The process has taken so long that we are sending out a synopsis of the various stages that have already been completed together with the original timeframe laid down in the GPA.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2011

[16th September 2011]

Constitution-making process moves slowly towards drafting stage

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2011

[30th June 2011]

COPAC Thematic Committees Still Stalled

The work of the thematic committees stopped prematurely on the 9th June.  At that point the committees had completed:

CONSTITUTION WATCH

[14th May 2011]

Thematic Committee Members

This is the list of members of the seventeen thematic committees as released by COPAC on 13th May.  Chairpersons and deputy chairpersons have been replaced by three team leaders, one from each party.  “TL” = Team Leader, “Hon” = Member of House of Assembly, “Hon Sen” =  Senator, “Rap” = Rapporteur.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2011

[13th May 2011]

Thematic Committee Stage

CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2011

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Constitution-Making Process Update

Select Committee Co-Chair’s Three-Week Incarceration Delays Process

CONSTITUTION WATCH

CONTENT SERIES 6/2010

[19th November 2010]

Separation of Powers Part II

Separation of Powers in Current and Various Draft Constitutions

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH

CONTENT SERIES 5/2010

[18th November 2010]

Separation of Powers Part I

The Doctrine of Separation of Powers – its Values and Limitations

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH

CONTENT SERIES 4/2010

 [8th November 2010]

The Constitution and the Rule of Law

What is the “Rule of Law?”

CONSTITUTION WATCH 23/2010

[6th November 2010]

The Law Society Model Constitution

Introduction

On the 29th October the Law Society of Zimbabwe unveiled a model constitution for Zimbabwe.  The Society’s reason for producing the draft was to guide the debate that is currently being conducted by COPAC and to provide a further model on which COPAC can base its own draft.

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