Court Watch

COURT WATCH 2017

[29th March 2017]

Appointment of Chief Justice

 

COURT WATCH 2017

 [2nd March 2017]

Chief Justice Succession: The Continuing Saga

Introduction

Zimbabweans have been regaled for many years with stories about the covert race to succeed the President.  Now another saga – more open but equally political – is unfolding.  It is the race to succeed the Chief Justice, who retired at the end of February.

COURT WATCH 2016

[12th December 2016]

Interviews for Next Chief Justice Going Ahead

After a late start the Judicial Service Commission is going ahead with its public interviews of three of the candidates to succeed Chief Justice Chidyausiku as Chief Justice of Zimbabwe.

COURT WATCH 2016

[2nd December 2016]

12th December Public Interviews for Four Chief Justice Candidates

This bulletin is to remind readers that on Monday 12th December the Judicial Service Commission [JSC] will be conducting public interviews of four candidates seeking appointment as Chief Justice of Zimbabwe in succession to Chief Justice Chidyausiku.  The candidates are—

COURT WATCH 2016

[9th November 2016]

12th December Public Interviews for Four Chief Justice Candidates

The Judicial Service Commission [JSC] has announced the four candidates who have emerged from the nomination process.  There are four qualified candidates – all senior serving judges.  In order of seniority in the judicial hierarchy, the candidates are—

COURT WATCH 4 2016

[18th October 2016]

Judicial Service Commission Invites Public to Nominate Candidates 
for Appointment as Next Chief Justice

COURT WATCH 2016

[17th October 2016]

Public Interviews for 8 Vacancies on the High Court Bench:

Monday 24th to Friday 28th October

COURT WATCH 2016

[7th September 2016]

Public Interviews of Candidates for 4 Supreme Court Judgeships
Thursday 29th September 2016

The Judicial Service Commission [JSC] will this month conduct public interviews of eight named candidates for appointment by the President as Supreme Court judges.  There are four vacancies to be filled.  Date, time and venue for the interviews are as follows—  

COURT WATCH 1/ 2016

[4th February 2016]

The 2016 Judicial Year Opened on 11th January

COURT WATCH 2015

[10th November 2015]

Prosecutor-General Backs Down, Avoids Prison Term

by Finally Obeying Court Orders

COURT WATCH 2015

[26th September 2015]

New Judges

 

On 16th September, in a ceremony at the Constitutional Court attended by invited guests, nine new judges were sworn in by Chief Justice Chidyausiku – three judges of the Supreme Court and three of the High Court. 

COURT WATCH 2015

[15th September 2015]

Southern African Chief Justices Conference at Victoria Falls

Southern African Chief Justices' Forum Conference: Victoria Falls

COURT WATCH 2015

[13th September 2015]

Third Term of 2015 Legal Year Starts on 14th September

The Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, High Court, Administrative Court and Labour Court have been on vacation for a month.  The third term of the 2015 Legal Year starts on Monday 14th September.  From that date these courts resume regular court sittings to hear appeals, trials and other proceedings in both civil and criminal matters.  

COURT WATCH 2015

[13th January 2015]

Challenge to Child Marriage will be heard in the Constitutional Court

on Wednesday 14th January

The first Constitutional Court sitting of 2015 will be on Wednesday 14th January.  The third case on the court roll is a constitutional challenge to child marriage taken by Mr Tendai Biti on behalf of the applicants:

COURT WATCH 16/2014

[17th October 2014]

Another Major Freedom of Expression Case
Constitutionality of Section 96 of the Criminal Law Code
[Criminal Defamation]

COURT WATCH 15/2014

[30th August 2014]

Freedom of Expression Case

Constitutionality of Section 31(a)(iii) of the Criminal Law Code

[Publication of False Statements Prejudicial to the State]

COURT WATCH 14/2014

[18th August 2014]

Further Nominations Invited for Judicial Appointments
Six New High Court Judges Now Wanted

 

COURT WATCH 13/2014

[5th August 2014]

Record of Cases in the Constitutional Court

2:  Cases 11 to 15:  18th July to 20th August 2013

COURT WATCH 12/2014

[17th July 2014]

Record of Cases in the Constitutional Court

1:  Cases 1 to 10:  22nd May to 4th July 2013

The Constitutional Court’s Jurisdiction

The court has responsibility for deciding:

COURT WATCH 11/2014

[10th July 2014]

Correction of Omission from List of Current Supreme Court Judges
in Court Watch 10/2014

Apologies to Justice Antonia Guvava

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