Court Watch

COURT WATCH 5/2013

[30th May 2013]

Supreme Court Decision on Private Members Bills

Supreme Court Nullifies Private Member’s Urban Councils Amendment Bill

COURT WATCH 4/2013

[29th April 2013]

The State v Human Rights Defender Beatrice Mtetwa

Mrs Mtetwa’s trial is listed for Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May, at Harare Magistrates Court.

Background

COURT WATCH 3/2013

[26th February 2013]

The State v Civil Society

This bulletin covers two instances of criminal proceedings launched against members of civil society organisations: 

COURT WATCH 2/2013

[25th January 2013]

Supreme Court & High Court Judges & Labour and Administrative Court Presidents

New High Court Judges appointed

Four new High Court judges were sworn in by President Mugabe at State House on Friday 21st December.

COURT WATCH 1/2013

[21st January 2013]

Supreme Court, High Court, Labour Court Terms Started 14th January

Ceremonies to Mark Start of 2013 Legal Year

The start of the 2013 judicial year on Monday 14th January was marked by the customary ceremonies in the High Court.  Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku presided in Harare, Judge-President George Chiweshe in Bulawayo. 

COURT WATCH 5/2011

[December 2011]

Two State Prosecutions Against the Minister of Energy and Power Development

COURT WATCH 21/2012

[22nd November 2012]

Supreme Court Decides Anglican Church Appeals:

Ruling For the Official Anglican Church and Against Kunonga Camp

COURT WATCH 20/2012

[24th October 2012]

Anglican Church Cases: Supreme Court Dismisses 5 Appeals

& Reserves Judgment in 2

This bulletin will outline the background of these cases, Monday’s Supreme Court hearing, the position while judgment is awaited, and give a brief summary of previous relevant court decisions leading to these appeals

Background

COURT WATCH 19/2012

[14th October 2012]

Appeal to Supreme Court in By-Election Case

Court Case to Compel President to hold By-Elections

COURT WATCH 18/2012

[6th October 2012]

Current Supreme Court Cases

Anglican Church Cases for Supreme Court

COURT WATCH 17/2012

[4th October 2012]

Supreme Court Produces Judgment in 2009 Jestina Mukoko Case

 COURT WATCH 16/2012

[28th August 2012]

Supreme Court Judgements and Decisions Pending

COURT WATCH 15/2012

[24th August 2012]

Supreme Court on Vacation - Cases Pending

COURT WATCH 14/2012

[28th July 2012]

This bulletin covers three court cases that have important political implications. 

COURT WATCH 13/2012

[24th July 2012]

Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum Director Abel Chikomo in Court 25th July

Time:  8.30 am.   Court No. 5, Magistrates Court, Rotten Row.

This case is of wide interest and importance for human rights activists and the NGO sector

COURT WATCH 12/2012

[12th July 2012]

Case Against Torture

[continued from Court Watch 11/2012 of 30th June]

Court Watch 11/2012 outlined two recent criminal prosecutions of police officers for conduct amounting to torture – welcome evidence of action by the relevant authorities to end an established culture of impunity for State agents:

COURT WATCH 11/2012

[30th June 2012]

Two Cases of Alleged Torture by Police Officers

To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, this bulletin draws attention to two recent court cases in which the State has prosecuted police officers for conduct that can be defined as “torture”. 

COURT WATCH 10/2012

[21st June 2012]

Prime Minister’s Court Case Against President Not Yet Concluded

COURT WATCH 9/2012

[4th May 2012]

Updates on Ongoing Cases

COURT WATCH 8/2012

[25th April 2012]

Release of Accused on Bail Repeatedly Thwarted by State

Misuse of the Law [Section 121(3) of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act]

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