Constitution Watch

CONSTITUTION WATCH 3/2021

[27th August 2021]

Communal Land and the Rights of Those who Live in It

Actions by the Government in recent years have raised questions about the rights of people who live in Communal Lands in Zimbabwe.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2/2021

[8th May 2021]

Constitution Amendment No. 2 Act Published

The controversial Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill has been signed by the President and was published as an Act yesterday.  It is now the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Act, 2021 (Act No. 2 of 2021) and can be accessed on the Veritas website [link].

CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2021

[20th April 2021]

Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill
Unconstitutionally Amended and Fast-tracked

CONSTITUTION WATCH 10/2020

[24th September 2020]

Court Case to Compel Implementation of Section 210 of Constitution

Success At Last

Section 210 of the Constitution states:

“An Act of Parliament must provide an effective and independent mechanism for receiving and investigating complaints from members of the public about misconduct on the part of members of the security services, and for remedying any harm caused by such misconduct.”

CONSTITUTION WATCH 9/2020

[30th July 2020]

The Covid Lock-down and the Right to Protest

CONSTITUTION WATCH 8/2020

[3rd June 2020]

Arrest of Advocate Thabani Mpofu

CONSTITUTION WATCH 7/2020

[20th March 2020]

Cancellation of Public Hearings on Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill

The Public Hearings on the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill scheduled to start at the end of March have been cancelled until further notice.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 6/2020

[18th March 2020]

Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill : An Overview

In previous Constitution Watches [see below for links to these bulletins] we analysed specific provisions of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill, which ‒ coronavirus permitting ‒ is likely to be presented in Parliament soon after the 17th April.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 5/2020

[22nd February 2020]

Amending the Constitution [PART 5]

Introduction

In this Constitution Watch we continue our analysis of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill, examining the provisions for non-constituency members [i.e. those elected by proportional representation from party-list] of the National Assembly and the alterations the Bill will make to provincial and metropolitan councils.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 4/2020

[28th January 2020]

Amending the Constitution [PART 4]

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 3/2020

[28th January 2020]

Amending the Constitution [PART 3]

Introduction

In Part 1 of this series [link] we analysed the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill and dealt with the provisions which:

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2/2020

[26th January 2020]

Amending the Constitution [PART 2]

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2020

[18th January 2020]

Amending the Constitution [PART 1]

CONSTITUTION WATCH 9/2019

[27th October 2019]

Death in Custody : Rights of Prisoners

CONSTITUTION WATCH 8/2019

[19th October 2019]

Can Statutory Instruments Amend Acts of Parliament?

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 7/2019

[5th October 2019]

ID Checks at Roadblocks – Are they Legal?

CONSTITUTION WATCH 6/2019

[28th June 2019]

Zimbabwe Still Hasn’t Adopted the CAT

[The UN Convention Against Torture]

Why the Continued Delay?

Introduction

26th June was  the International Day in Support of Torture Victims

CONSTITUTION WATCH 5/2019

[28th February 2019]

Legality of Searches by Soldiers

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 4/2019

[18th February 2019]

Criminal Nuisance and the Right to Protest

Introduction

Many people arrested in connection with last month’s disturbances have been charged with criminal nuisance;  many have signed admissions of guilt and have been released after paying deposit fines.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 3/2019

[7th February 2019]

Section 210 of the Constitution not Implemented 

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