Court Watch

COURT WATCH 4/2014

[25th February 2014]

2014 Court Calendars for Supreme Court, High Court and Labour Court

Practice Directions by Chief Justice

Court Calendars for 2014

COURT WATCH 3/2014

[17th February 2014]

Judicial Service Commission and Improved Court Performance

New Members of the Judicial Service Commission

COURT WATCH 2/2014

[4th February 2014]

The State v Human Rights Defender Beatrice Mtetwa
Part II:  The Trial

COURT WATCH 1/2014

[3rd February 2014]

The State v Human Rights Defender Beatrice Mtetwa
Part I:  From Arrest to Start of Trial

COURT WATCH 16/2013

[25th September 2013]

Justice Bhunu Acquits 21 of Glen View 29 Murder Trial Accused

COURT WATCH 15/2013

[24th September 2013]

State v MDC-T Chief Elections Agent Morgen Komichi

The “Lost” Special Ballot Paper Case

This case is a spin-off from the special voting debacle [see Bill Watch 31/2013 of 25th July]

COURT WATCH 14/2013

[5th September 2013]

Pre-Referendum and Pre-Election Challenges

Part IV – Voting Rights, Postal Voting and Voters Roll Cases

Part I [Court Watch 11/2013 of 15th August] of this series covered the dismissal by the courts of cases challenging the short notice and handling of the Constitutional Referendum of 16th March

COURT WATCH 13/2013

[4th September 2013]

Pre-Referendum and Pre-Election Challenges Dismissed by the Courts

Part III: Nomination Court Cases + Case on Political Party Funding

Part I [Court Watch 11/2013 of 15th August] of this series covered the dismissal by the courts of cases challenging the short notice and handling of the Constitutional Referendum of 16th March

COURT WATCH 12/2013

[3rd September 2013]

Pre-Referendum and Pre-Election Challenges Dismissed by the Courts

Part II – Cases to Postpone Election Date

COURT WATCH 11/2013

[15th August 2013]

Pre- Referendum and Pre-Election Challenges Dismissed by the Courts

Part I – Pre-Referendum Challenges

COURT WATCH 10/2013

[17th July 2013]

State v MDC-T Youth Leader Solomon Madzore

Charged with Undermining the Authority of or Insulting the President

Background

COURT WATCH 9/2013

[10th July 2013]

Update on Glen View 29 Murder Trial – Part II

Part I – Court Watch 6/2013 of 30th May – brought the story of this trial to the point where the defence had filed written arguments in support of their application for the discharge of all accused at the close of the State case.  The filing of the State’s replying arguments and a hearing date for oral arguments were awaited. 

COURT WATCH 8/2013

[25th June 2013]

Constitutional Court Sittings 9 am 26th June Onwards

Reminder:  The Constitutional Court started work promptly under the provisions of the new Constitution which was published on 22nd May [see end of bulletin for details of these provisions and the new court’s judges].  Since then it has heard two cases:  

COURT WATCH 7/2013

[11th June 2013]

First Judgment of Constitutional Court

The Election Date Case

COURT WATCH 6/2013

[30th May 2013]

Update on Glen View 29 Murder Trial – Part 1

State v Solomon Madzore and 28 Others

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. 

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