Abridged draft constitution of the republic of zimbabwe february 20 introduction the constitution parliamentary select committee copac has produced this summary of the final draft constitution of zimbabwe 20 to assist the public understand the contents of the draft. An analysis of socioeconomic and cultural rights protection. We the people of zimbabwe, united in our diversity by our common desire for freedom. The three political parties in zimbabwe, zanupf, mdct and mdcn negotiated a new proposed constitution after a constitutional outreach program. Section 32 provides that the remainder of the constitution comes into operation when the president elected in the elections assumes office the effective date. Pursuant to section 31a j of the sixth schedule, the schedule and a number of sections of chapters of the new constitution come into operation on the publication date22 may 20. Zimbabwe 20 constitution and its implication on corporate.
It only included civil and political rights in issues to do with governance lincoln university, 2017. Background from february 2009 to august 20, zimbabwe was governed by a threeparty coalition government made up of president mugabes zanupf party and the two formations of the movement for democratic change mdc. Final papers of the 2016 national symposium on the promise of the declaration of rights under the constitution of zimbabwe. New zimbabwe constitution can usher in new culture of human. A new and updated version of the new zimbabwe constitution has been released by veritas.
Zimbabwes current constitutionmaking process is mandated by article six of the global political agreement gpa, 2008. Prior to the adoption of a progressive constitution of zimbabwe in 20, corporal punishment was regarded as one of the best ways in which children could be controlled when they misbehaved. The new constitution was approved in the referendum of 16 march 20. Zimbabwes constitution of 20 pdf book manual free download. This page was basically created to post in its entirety, the final draft of the constitution for the republic of zimbabwe. A proposed constitution, drafted by a constitutional convention, was defeated by a constitutional referendum during 2000 in practice, the 2008 powersharing deal. The 20 national youth policy defines youth as persons between 15 and 35 years of age. The constitutional history and the 20 referendum of zimbabwe. Zimbabwes constitution of 20 with amendments through 2017. Read online zimbabwes constitution of 20 book pdf free download link book now. The independence constitution of 1980 was the result of the 1979 lancaster house agreement and is sometimes called the lancaster constitution. Implications of the 20 zimbabwe constitution on corporate.
Implications of the 20 zimbabwe constitution on corporate business behavior. New zimbabwe constitution can usher in new culture of. This age range is stipulated in the new constitution and is also in line with the continental definition of youth as defined in the african youth charter. Zimbabwes 20 constitution provides a strong legal framework for the promotion and attainment of gender equality and womens empowerment.
Further, zimbabwe is a state party to key regional and international human rights instruments. Constitution of zimbabwe 20 1 the following text is from the constitute project, who through a creative commons attributionnoncommercial 3. National flag, national anthem, public seal and coat of arms. Zimbabwe has made significant strides in amending and. President robert mugabe today signed into law a new constitution, following a threeyear constitutionmaking process to replace the lancaster house constitution adopted at independence in 1980. Ultimately the new constitution was approved by 94. The primary question is whether the architecture of local governance under the new constitution is consistent with the principles of autonomy. May 01, 2017 the constitution of zimbabwe which was in use just after the country attained its independence in 1980, has been criticized by the child rights sector for not being child friendly. The constitutional history and the 20 referendum of zimbabwe a nordem special report 20 the constitutional history and the 20 referendum of zimbabwe a nordem special report 20 kare vollan the author kare vollan is the director and owner of the company quality as. Aligning the administrative justice act with the constitution.
Zimbabwe country constitutional profile constitutionnet. Article six also intended to give citizens an opportunity to contribute to the making of a new and indigenous democratic constitution that would carry zimbabwe forward. The paper analyses provisions relating to local governance in the recently adopted zimbabwe constitution. The constitutions effective date is 22nd august 20. African customary law, customs, and womens rights muna ndulo. May 22, 20 aligning the administrative justice act with the constitution. The impact of zimbabwean media laws on the work of journalists and media organizations. A constitutional referendum was held in zimbabwe on 16 and 17 march 20, after being postponed from september 2011 and from 30 june 2011.
Enacted by the president and the parliament of zimbabwe. The constitution s effective date is 22nd august 20. A summary of the amendments to the 1980 constitution of zimbabwe lancaster house constitution author. In 20 the definition of youth shifted from ages 1030 to 1535, in line with the 20 constitution. Are disability laws in zimbabwe compatible with the. A summary of the amendments to the 1980 constitution of. Some of the new constitution s clauses do not take effect for 10 years. The author the constitutional history and the 20 referendum. This constitution is the supreme law of zimbabwe and any law, practice, custom or conduct inconsistent with it is invalid to the extent of the inconsistency. The new constitution of zimbabwe and its implications for. Constitution of zimbabwe 20 ms word format veritaszim. Under the 1961 constitution, britain relinquished virtually. Zimbabwes new constitution presents a golden opportunity for the country to break away from a culture of impunity for human rights violations, amnesty international said today.
The impact of zimbabwean media laws on the work of. An analysis of the copac final draft constitution of 1 february 20 c reserved, zimbabwe lawyers for human rights, february 20 citizenship and immigration board appointed by president with power to grant or revoke citizenship by registration, more functions can be specified in law passed by parliament. The disadvantage with the constitution then, was that its bill of rights did not protect children. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so dont worry about it. The purpose of the article is to investigate the adequacy, flaws, challenges and prospects of these provisions in relation to the protection and affording of basic socio. This act may be cited as the constitution of zimbabwe amendment no.
The national gender policy 202017 the republic of zimbabwe ministry of women affairs, gender and community. Human rights agenda for the government, 2018 index. The new zimbabwe constitution was enacted by the constitution of zimbabwe amendment no. The first download below is for the original text of. The obligations imposed by this constitution are binding on every person, natural or juristic, including the state and all executive, legislative. Zimbabwe 20 constitution and its implication on corporate business implications of the 20 zimbabwe constitution on corporate business behavior corporate law in zimbabwe corporate finance 10th edition 20 corporate governance and accountability fourth edition, 20 by jill solomon f4 corporate and business law pdf cima ethics corporate. Zimbabwe ushered in a new constitution on 22 may 20 marking a major milestone in the sociopolitico and economic development of the country. Zimbabwes 20 constitution replaced the 1980 constitution which had been supplemented with amendments over the years. Zimbabwe s constitution of 20 with amendments through 2017. Thus zimbabwe is now on a path towards what is referred to as rightsbased approach to social policy.
Parliament of zimbabwe pdf of constitution pdf of constitution doc. Comparing the two versions of the youth policy, there appears to be no major difference in the texts. The constitution parliamentary select committee copac has produced this summary of the. Download zimbabwes constitution of 20 book pdf free download link or read online here in pdf. Zimbabwe has prioritized childrens rights, it adopted the convention on the rights of the child and various laws have been passed in the recent years which protect children. The constitutional referendum of zimbabwe on 16 march 20 marked the end of a lengthy process to pass a new constitution. The disadvantage with the constitution then, was that its. This article discusses certain provisions of the zimbabwe constitution amendment act 20 of 20 that deal with the protection of socioeconomic and cultural rights in zimbabwe. The constitution of zimbabwe is the supreme law of zimbabwe.
Reflecting on zimbabwes constitution making process. Oct 01, 2015 this article explores childrens rights as enshrined in the constitution of zimbabwe amendment no 20 act of 20. The constitution of zimbabwe was published as a schedule to the zimbabwe constitution order 1979 s. This article explores childrens rights as enshrined in the constitution of zimbabwe amendment no 20 act of 20. Constitution is invalid to the extent of the inconsistency. This article draws insights from the human rights based. Zimbabwe also subscribes to the comesa gender policy which fosters gender equality. An analysis of the copac final draft constitution of 1. Zimbabwes constitution of 20 with amendments through. The constitution of zimbabwe which was in use just after the country attained its independence in 1980, has been criticized by the child rights sector for not being child friendly. The revised version places more emphasis on mainstreaming youth throughout all ministries. Zimbabwe also subscribes to the comesa gender policy which fosters gender equality and equity at all levels of regional integration and cooperation.653 1318 1082 758 173 1566 875 1216 1452 1386 745 141 985 1350 1483 374 149 995 31 406 651 38 1102 1329 1490 1308 1279 882 1072 1046 811 1351 1185 268 130 1412 1199 1421 731 450 1366 335 1288 440 1398