CONSTITUTION WATCH 7/2017
[16th November 2017]
Where to Now? The Constitutional Options
STATEMENT BY GENERAL CONSTANTINO CHIWENGACOMMANDER, ZIMBABWE DEFENCE FORCESMonday 13th November 2017
Let us begin by quoting the Constitution of this Country particularly the preamble which speaks of “Exalting and extolling the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Chimurenga/Umvukela and national liberation struggles and honouring our forebears and compatriots who toiled for the progress of our country”.
BROADCAST BY DEFENCE FORCES SPOKESPERSONWednesday 15th November 2017
The 26th June is the International Day in Support of Torture Victims
CONSTITUTION WATCH 5/2017
[May 29th 2017]
Do Laws have to be Aligned with the Constitution?
Must Laws be aligned to the Constitution? The answer is both “Yes” and “No”. We shall first look at why we say No, under the heading the Supremacy of the Constitution. We shall then examine the arguments for saying “Yes they do have to be aligned”.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 4/2017
[11th March 2017]
The New National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill
Commission established by the Constitution
CONSTITUTION WATCH 3/2017
[31st January 2017]
Death Penalty Challenge in the Constitutional Court
on Wednesday 1st February, 2017
CONSTITUTION WATCH 2/2017
[25th January 2017]
Constitutional Amendment to Extend Presidential Powers
CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2017
[24th January 2017]
Invitation from Parliament for Public Comments on
The Constitution Amendment Bill
Parliament yesterday invited public comments on the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill. In view of the importance of the Bill, the whole of the text of the invitation itself is set out below.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 20/2016
[26th September 2016]
Reminder: Death Penalty Challenge in the Constitutional Court
On Wednesday 28th September
CONSTITUTION WATCH 19/2016
[14th September 2016]
Wednesday 28th September
CONSTITUTION WATCH 18/2016
[29th August 2016]
Constitutional Right to Fair and Public/Transparent Trials
Opposition activists and others who were arrested for allegedly taking part in the disorders that rocked Harare last week are being brought to the Harare Magistrates Court for remand, presumably on charges of public violence or inciting public violence.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 17/2016
[15th August 2016]
ConCourt Outlines Duties of the ZBC as a Public Broadcaster
Is it constitutional for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation [the ZBC] to collect compulsory licence fees from members of the public who have television sets?
CONSTITUTION WATCH 16/2016
[10th August 2016]
Prisons Act Amended by Constitutional Court
Parole for Life Prisoners
Last month, in a landmark judgment delivered in a case brought by Veritas, the Constitutional Court declared that prisoners undergoing life imprisonment were entitled to be considered for release on parole in the same way as other prisoners.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 15/2016
[27th July 2016]
The Official Secrets Act and Freedom of Expression
In recent by-elections, accredited observers were required to sign the Official Secrets Act before they were allowed into polling stations to observe voting. This raises questions:
CONSTITUTION WATCH 14/2006
[26th July 2016]
Is Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 Constitutional?
Consultation Necessary before Publication of Statutory Instruments
CONSTITUTION WATCH 13/2016
[14th July 2016]
Veritas Wins Court Case Against Life Imprisonment Without Parole
Another Landmark Constitutional Court Judgment
CONSTITUTION WATCH 12/2016
[14th July 2016]
The Constitution and Complaints About Police
The Role of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission
CONSTITUTION WATCH 11/2016
[7th July 2016]
The Role of the Police and Army and the Use of Force in the Suppression of Riots