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Court Watch 5-2014

COURT WATCH 5/2014

[17th March 2014]

Judicial Service Commission Invites Public to Nominate Candidates
for Appointment as Supreme Court and High Court Judges

In an announcement posted on its website and published in newspaper advertisements the Judicial Service Commission [JSC] has invited members of the public to nominate suitably qualified persons to fill:

- 3 vacancies on the Supreme Court bench

Court Watch 4-2014

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

Speech by The Chief Justice On The Occasion of The Official Opening of The 2014 Legal Year

In keeping with our tradition, we gather here today to mark the beginning of the 2014 legal year. To us in the justice delivery system, the day on which we mark the official opening of the legal year remains the most significant date in our calendar. It is significant because it gives us an appropriate occasion during which we address the nation directly on matters concerning justice delivery. It is an occasion during which we have to introspect and review the performance of the sector in general and of the courts in particular, during the preceding year.

Court Watch 15-2013

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

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

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 09-2013

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 08-2013

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:  

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