Court Watch

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]

COURT WATCH 7/2012

[11th April 2012]

Code of Ethics for the Judiciary

The Launching Ceremony

COURT WATCH 6/2012

[29th March 2012]

Constitutional Appeals to Supreme Court

Prosecutions Which Have Taken Too Long

Freedom of Expression Appeals

Compensation for Torture

1.  Prosecutions which have Taken too Long

COURT WATCH 5/2012

[14th March 2012]

Update on (1) Glen View 29 Murder Trial; (2) State v Gwisai and Others

State v Solomon Madzore and 28 Others: the Glen View 29 Murder Trial

Adjournment to 15th March

COURT WATCH 4/2012

[9th March 2012]

MDC-T National Youth Assembly president and party activists to be tried for murdering police officer

State v Solomon Madzore and 28 Others

The trial will start this coming Monday, 12th March, in the High Court, Harare

COURT WATCH 3/2012

[23rd February 2012]

This bulletin outlines two cases involving deaths arising from inter-party political violence – both of which were eventually heard and resulted in convictions in the High Court.  The first case took an extraordinarily long time to come to trial – just under 10 years from original arrest to trial.  The second case took over two years from arrest to trial.

Killings in 2002 - Convictions in 2012

COURT WATCH 2/2012

[February 2012]

State v Munyaradzi Gwisai and Others

Discussion of “Arab Spring” Leads to Criminal Trial

COURT WATCH 1/2012

[January 2012]

Opening of the 2012 Legal Year

COURT WATCH 4/2011

[December 2011]

COURT WATCH 3/2011

[November 2011]

COURT WATCH 2/2011

[November 2011]

Cases in the Supreme Court

The cases Court Watch will cover are selected constitutional cases, appeals on human rights issues, cases involving political activists and other cases of general public interest.  It will not attempt to cover the court’s ordinary appeal work involving labour disputes, marital disputes, or commercial and other civil cases of limited general interest.

COURT WATCH 1/2011

[November 2011]

Court Watch

Veritas is launching a new e-bulletin – Court Watch.  It will include summaries of key constitutional and human rights cases as well as information on the functioning of the judicial system.

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