Sunday, March 10, 2013

Zimbabwe draft Cosntitution and the SADC Tribunal

There is an excellent website that follows Zimbabwe land policy.

The most recent article on the website discusses how the new draft Constitution in
Zimbabwe has responded to the SADC Tribunal ruling regarding land measures by including in
the Constitution language that directly addresses criticisms of the land acquisition policies of the government.

Some detail of interest discussed in the paper:

Chapter 16 Section 72 eliminates rights important to the rule of law, respect for international law,
right to notice or appeal when land is acquired.  

Section 56(5) grants persons the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of color unless it is
'fair, reasonable and justifiable in a democratic society.'

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