Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Draft New Constitution Approved in Referendum http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403527_text Constitution - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403527_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: New Constitution Approved by Parliamentary Committee http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403481_text Constitution - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403481_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: De Facto Moratorium on Capital Punishment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403292_text Capital punishment - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403292_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: House of Assembly Reduces Powers of Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403252_text Human rights - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403252_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Lower House Adopts Legislation Aimed at Improving Welfare of Elderly http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403251_text Social security - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403251_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Mines and Minerals Law to Be Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403092_text Mining - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403092_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Measure to Curb Textile Dumping to Be Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403086_text Customs enforcement - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403086_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Use of Military, Police Against Civil Society Criticized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402592_text Human rights - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402592_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Cabinet Action on Ownership of Alluvial Diamond Mines http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402418_text Mining - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402418_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Reform of Public Order Act Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402420_text Police power - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402420_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Government to Put Public Documents Under Copyright Protection, Making Citizens' Access More Difficult http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402404_text Intellectual property - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402404_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Proposal to Strengthen Legislature http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402365_text Constitution - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402365_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Gang Rapes of Men by Women on the Rise http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402304_text Crime and law enforcement - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that It was reported on October 6, 2010, that a 26-year-old man in Zimbabwe is alleging that three women kidnapped, robbed, and gang raped him after they drugged him and rendered him unable to defend himself. This... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402304_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Mine Ownership Proposal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402002_text Mining - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that It was reported on October 6, 2010, that a 26-year-old man in Zimbabwe is alleging that three women kidnapped, robbed, and gang raped him after they drugged him and rendered him unable to defend himself. This On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402002_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Bill Proposed to Diminish Police Role in Regulating Public Gatherings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401811_text Police power - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that It was reported on October 6, 2010, that a 26-year-old man in Zimbabwe is alleging that three women kidnapped, robbed, and gang raped him after they drugged him and rendered him unable to defend himself. This On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401811_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Juveniles to Be Flogged for Homosexual Act http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401168_text Crime and law enforcement - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that It was reported on October 6, 2010, that a 26-year-old man in Zimbabwe is alleging that three women kidnapped, robbed, and gang raped him after they drugged him and rendered him unable to defend himself. This On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A regional magistrate in Zimbabwe sentenced two 16-year-old high school students who pleaded guilty to sodomy charges to receive "moderate" corporal punishment of three caning strokes each, to be administered by a designated prison officer. In... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401168_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Constitutional Amendment Provides for Prime Minister Position http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401011_text Constitution - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that It was reported on October 6, 2010, that a 26-year-old man in Zimbabwe is alleging that three women kidnapped, robbed, and gang raped him after they drugged him and rendered him unable to defend himself. This On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A regional magistrate in Zimbabwe sentenced two 16-year-old high school students who pleaded guilty to sodomy charges to receive "moderate" corporal punishment of three caning strokes each, to be administered by a designated prison officer. In It was reported on February 10, 2009, that, in line with the power-sharing arrangement reached between Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party, ZANU-PF, and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, the Zimbabwean Parliament passed a key constitutional... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401011_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Government Ignores Court Order http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540839_text Property - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that It was reported on October 6, 2010, that a 26-year-old man in Zimbabwe is alleging that three women kidnapped, robbed, and gang raped him after they drugged him and rendered him unable to defend himself. This On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A regional magistrate in Zimbabwe sentenced two 16-year-old high school students who pleaded guilty to sodomy charges to receive "moderate" corporal punishment of three caning strokes each, to be administered by a designated prison officer. In It was reported on February 10, 2009, that, in line with the power-sharing arrangement reached between Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party, ZANU-PF, and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, the Zimbabwean Parliament passed a key constitutional It was reported on December 1, 2008, that according to the Lands Minister, Didymus Mutasa, the Zimbabwean government is going to step-up expropriation of farm land owned by white farmers, in defiance of the South African... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540839_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Court Dismisses Government';s Case Against Foreign Journalists http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540435_text Freedom of the press - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that It was reported on October 6, 2010, that a 26-year-old man in Zimbabwe is alleging that three women kidnapped, robbed, and gang raped him after they drugged him and rendered him unable to defend himself. This On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A regional magistrate in Zimbabwe sentenced two 16-year-old high school students who pleaded guilty to sodomy charges to receive "moderate" corporal punishment of three caning strokes each, to be administered by a designated prison officer. In It was reported on February 10, 2009, that, in line with the power-sharing arrangement reached between Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party, ZANU-PF, and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, the Zimbabwean Parliament passed a key constitutional It was reported on December 1, 2008, that according to the Lands Minister, Didymus Mutasa, the Zimbabwean government is going to step-up expropriation of farm land owned by white farmers, in defiance of the South African A Zimbabwean court dismissed charges against a NEW YORK TIMES journalist and a British man for reporting Zimbabwe's election "without proper accreditation." The court cited the state's failure to prove "reasonable suspicion of them practicing as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540435_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Presidential Decree on Police at the Polls Challenged in Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540357_text Elections and politics - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that It was reported on October 6, 2010, that a 26-year-old man in Zimbabwe is alleging that three women kidnapped, robbed, and gang raped him after they drugged him and rendered him unable to defend himself. This On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A regional magistrate in Zimbabwe sentenced two 16-year-old high school students who pleaded guilty to sodomy charges to receive "moderate" corporal punishment of three caning strokes each, to be administered by a designated prison officer. In It was reported on February 10, 2009, that, in line with the power-sharing arrangement reached between Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party, ZANU-PF, and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, the Zimbabwean Parliament passed a key constitutional It was reported on December 1, 2008, that according to the Lands Minister, Didymus Mutasa, the Zimbabwean government is going to step-up expropriation of farm land owned by white farmers, in defiance of the South African A Zimbabwean court dismissed charges against a NEW YORK TIMES journalist and a British man for reporting Zimbabwe's election "without proper accreditation." The court cited the state's failure to prove "reasonable suspicion of them practicing as An opposition party in Zimbabwe is challenging a presidential decree that allows police presence in polling stations. The decree was issued two months after an electoral reform that bans police from coming closer than a 100-meter... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540357_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Indigenization and Empowerment Act http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540383_text Investments - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that It was reported on October 6, 2010, that a 26-year-old man in Zimbabwe is alleging that three women kidnapped, robbed, and gang raped him after they drugged him and rendered him unable to defend himself. This On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A regional magistrate in Zimbabwe sentenced two 16-year-old high school students who pleaded guilty to sodomy charges to receive "moderate" corporal punishment of three caning strokes each, to be administered by a designated prison officer. In It was reported on February 10, 2009, that, in line with the power-sharing arrangement reached between Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party, ZANU-PF, and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, the Zimbabwean Parliament passed a key constitutional It was reported on December 1, 2008, that according to the Lands Minister, Didymus Mutasa, the Zimbabwean government is going to step-up expropriation of farm land owned by white farmers, in defiance of the South African A Zimbabwean court dismissed charges against a NEW YORK TIMES journalist and a British man for reporting Zimbabwe's election "without proper accreditation." The court cited the state's failure to prove "reasonable suspicion of them practicing as An opposition party in Zimbabwe is challenging a presidential decree that allows police presence in polling stations. The decree was issued two months after an electoral reform that bans police from coming closer than a 100-meter President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe signed into law the Indigenization and Empowerment Act on March 7, 2008. The Act requires foreign-owned companies to offer at least 51 percent of their shares to indigenous Zimbabweans, according to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540383_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Abuse of Power http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054027_text Government ethics and transparency - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that It was reported on October 6, 2010, that a 26-year-old man in Zimbabwe is alleging that three women kidnapped, robbed, and gang raped him after they drugged him and rendered him unable to defend himself. This On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A regional magistrate in Zimbabwe sentenced two 16-year-old high school students who pleaded guilty to sodomy charges to receive "moderate" corporal punishment of three caning strokes each, to be administered by a designated prison officer. In It was reported on February 10, 2009, that, in line with the power-sharing arrangement reached between Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party, ZANU-PF, and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, the Zimbabwean Parliament passed a key constitutional It was reported on December 1, 2008, that according to the Lands Minister, Didymus Mutasa, the Zimbabwean government is going to step-up expropriation of farm land owned by white farmers, in defiance of the South African A Zimbabwean court dismissed charges against a NEW YORK TIMES journalist and a British man for reporting Zimbabwe's election "without proper accreditation." The court cited the state's failure to prove "reasonable suspicion of them practicing as An opposition party in Zimbabwe is challenging a presidential decree that allows police presence in polling stations. The decree was issued two months after an electoral reform that bans police from coming closer than a 100-meter President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe signed into law the Indigenization and Empowerment Act on March 7, 2008. The Act requires foreign-owned companies to offer at least 51 percent of their shares to indigenous Zimbabweans, according to As reported by the Associated Press on December 16, 2007, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has suspended Sobusa Gula-Ndebele from his post as the attorney general in connection with a case of a fugitive banker who... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054027_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Proposal to Amend Security and Media Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054033_text Human rights - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that It was reported on October 6, 2010, that a 26-year-old man in Zimbabwe is alleging that three women kidnapped, robbed, and gang raped him after they drugged him and rendered him unable to defend himself. This On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A regional magistrate in Zimbabwe sentenced two 16-year-old high school students who pleaded guilty to sodomy charges to receive "moderate" corporal punishment of three caning strokes each, to be administered by a designated prison officer. In It was reported on February 10, 2009, that, in line with the power-sharing arrangement reached between Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party, ZANU-PF, and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, the Zimbabwean Parliament passed a key constitutional It was reported on December 1, 2008, that according to the Lands Minister, Didymus Mutasa, the Zimbabwean government is going to step-up expropriation of farm land owned by white farmers, in defiance of the South African A Zimbabwean court dismissed charges against a NEW YORK TIMES journalist and a British man for reporting Zimbabwe's election "without proper accreditation." The court cited the state's failure to prove "reasonable suspicion of them practicing as An opposition party in Zimbabwe is challenging a presidential decree that allows police presence in polling stations. The decree was issued two months after an electoral reform that bans police from coming closer than a 100-meter President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe signed into law the Indigenization and Empowerment Act on March 7, 2008. The Act requires foreign-owned companies to offer at least 51 percent of their shares to indigenous Zimbabweans, according to As reported by the Associated Press on December 16, 2007, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has suspended Sobusa Gula-Ndebele from his post as the attorney general in connection with a case of a fugitive banker who On December 18, 2007, Zimbabwe's government introduced proposed amendments to the laws on security and on the media. The changes were introduced in Parliament by Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa, as part of a political deal involving... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054033_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Election Laws Amendment Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054070_text Elections and politics - On March 16, 2013, in a nationwide referendum held in Zimbabwe, almost 95% of those who cast votes approved the country's draft new constitution. (Samuel Franklin, It was reported on February 1, 2013, that Zimbabwe's parliamentary Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has formally adopted a draft new constitution for the country, following a settlement of political differences among the major parties. This action Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister On July 12, 2012, the 214-member Zimbabwe House of Assembly adopted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011, aimed at putting into operation the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). The Commission had been established in 2009 It was reported on July 16, 2012, that Zimbabwe's House of Assembly, the lower house of the country's 313-member bicameral Parliament, passed the Older Persons Bill, legislation aimed at ensuring the welfare of the elderly community On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. In a new policy in force from late March 2012, the Government of Zimbabwe is working to improve the country's textile industry. Measures will be introduced to reduce the "dumping" of textile products, including clothes (usually On March 23, 2011, the Zimbabwean human rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition issued a statement denouncing the use of that country's army and police forces to intimidate opposition figures. Dewa Muvhinga of the Coalition attributed On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the In late October 2010, the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) submitted its model constitution to the Constitutional Select Committee and to the Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga. Zimbabwean leaders, including President Robert Mugabe, have agreed that It was reported on October 6, 2010, that a 26-year-old man in Zimbabwe is alleging that three women kidnapped, robbed, and gang raped him after they drugged him and rendered him unable to defend himself. This On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A regional magistrate in Zimbabwe sentenced two 16-year-old high school students who pleaded guilty to sodomy charges to receive "moderate" corporal punishment of three caning strokes each, to be administered by a designated prison officer. In It was reported on February 10, 2009, that, in line with the power-sharing arrangement reached between Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party, ZANU-PF, and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, the Zimbabwean Parliament passed a key constitutional It was reported on December 1, 2008, that according to the Lands Minister, Didymus Mutasa, the Zimbabwean government is going to step-up expropriation of farm land owned by white farmers, in defiance of the South African A Zimbabwean court dismissed charges against a NEW YORK TIMES journalist and a British man for reporting Zimbabwe's election "without proper accreditation." The court cited the state's failure to prove "reasonable suspicion of them practicing as An opposition party in Zimbabwe is challenging a presidential decree that allows police presence in polling stations. The decree was issued two months after an electoral reform that bans police from coming closer than a 100-meter President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe signed into law the Indigenization and Empowerment Act on March 7, 2008. The Act requires foreign-owned companies to offer at least 51 percent of their shares to indigenous Zimbabweans, according to As reported by the Associated Press on December 16, 2007, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has suspended Sobusa Gula-Ndebele from his post as the attorney general in connection with a case of a fugitive banker who On December 18, 2007, Zimbabwe's government introduced proposed amendments to the laws on security and on the media. The changes were introduced in Parliament by Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa, as part of a political deal involving Upon reconvening on November 20, 2007, the Parliament of Zimbabwe was to consider, among other legislation, an Electoral Laws Amendment Bill that would establish the framework for the March 2008 joint presidential, parliamentary, and municipal elections.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054070_text