Constitution Watch

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 

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2/2019

[19th January 2019]

Internet Shutdown

In this bulletin we shall examine the legality of the Internet shut-downs against the background of the Constitution, international law and the Interception of Communications Act.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2019

Lethal Force and the Use of the Military to Maintain Order

Once again soldiers have assisted the Police in maintaining law and order in our cities.  Once again – tragically – people have been shot and killed, though it is not clear if soldiers or police officers fired the shots.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 2/2018

[25th September 2018]

Now elections are over Veritas is continuing its series of bulletins on implementation of the Constitution

Leader of the Opposition

CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2018

[18th September 2018]

Now elections are over Veritas is resuming its series of bulletins on implementation of the Constitution

Implementation of Section 210 of the Constitution

Section 210 of the Constitution has still not been implemented over five years after the main parts of the Constitution came into force on  22nd August 2013.

CONSTITUTION WATCH 11/2017

[23rd November 2017]

The Status of the President and Ministers before the Swearing-in

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 10/2017

[21st November 2017]

The President has Resigned

Parliament abandoned the impeachment proceedings on hearing that the President had resigned.

His letter of resignation was tendered to the Speaker of Parliament as stipulated in section 96 of the Constitution. 

Mr Mugabe is no longer the President of Zimbabwe.

 

CONSTITUTION WATCH 9/2017

[20th November 2017]

After Impeachment, What Then?

Introduction

CONSTITUTION WATCH 8/2017

[19th November 2017]

Constitutional Options: Can Parliament Remove the President?

CONSTITUTION WATCH 7/2017

[16th November 2017]

Where to Now?  The Constitutional Options

Introduction

STATEMENT BY GENERAL CONSTANTINO CHIWENGA
COMMANDER, ZIMBABWE DEFENCE FORCES
Monday 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 SPOKESPERSON
Wednesday 15th November 2017

Introduction

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?

Introduction

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

Introduction

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

Introduction

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