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Legal News
20 Jul 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] Zimbabwean Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Sunday that Zimbabwe is not bound by the rulings of the Tribunal of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) [official websites]. The statement comes two days after the Tribunal ruled that farmers who lost their land under Zimbabwe's land reform program [PBS backgrounder; … [read more]

Legal News
31 Mar 2008
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] Zimbabwean Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa [JURIST news archive] and Public Affairs Minister Chen Chimutengwende were confirmed ousted Monday as returns came in from Saturday's general elections [JURIST report] in the country, but other election results continue to be delayed, according to media reports. Zimbabwe opposition parties renewed allegations that … [read more]

Legal News
16 Dec 2007
by Deirdre Jurand

[JURIST] Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has suspended the country's attorney general on charges of corruption and established a three-person tribunal to investigate the charges. Officials charged [JURIST report] Attorney General Sobusa Gula-Ndebele in November with acting contrary to or inconsistent with his duty as a public officer in violation of … [read more]

Legal News
8 Nov 2007
by Kiely Lewandowski

[JURIST] Zimbabwean Attorney General Sobusa Gula-Ndebele has been charged with corrupt conduct for allegedly contacting a fugitive, Zimbabwean police said Thursday. Gula-Ndebele is charged with violating the Criminal Law (Codification Reform) Act for doing "anything contrary to or inconsistent with a duty as a Public Officer" and faces up to … [read more]

Legal News
6 Sep 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] The ruling party of Zimbabwe Thursday announced that it has proposed changes to a bill currently before parliament to amend the Zimbabwean constitution [PDF text]. The Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) [Wikipedia backgrounder] said that Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa presented a report to the politburo on … [read more]

Legal News
5 Sep 2006
by D. Wes Rist

[JURIST] Leading Tuesday's international brief, Rwandan Justice Minister Tharcisse Karugarama has confirmed that the Rwandan Parliament [official website] would be presented a bill in December aimed at abolishing capital punishment in the African nation. The legislation, immensely unpopular with the majority of Rwandan citizens, is necessary to qualify Rwanda as … [read more]

Legal News
8 Aug 2006
by Joe Shaulis

[JURIST] Zimbabwean Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa's obstruction-of-justice trial began Tuesday, eight days after the charges were tentatively dropped [Financial Gazette report] because of alleged intimidation of magistrates by Security Minister Didymus Mutasa. Chinamasa is accused of pressuring witnesses not to testify about political violence linked to Mutasa before parliamentary elections … [read more]

Legal News
7 Mar 2006
by D. Wes Rist

[JURIST] Leading Tuesday's international brief, Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye [BBC profile] has been found not guilty of rape by a High Court judge who ridiculed the disarray of the prosecutor's office in presenting jumbled and often mislabeled evidence and even implied that the woman accusing Besigye was dishonest, saying … [read more]

Legal News
1 Nov 2005
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] Magistrates in Zimbabwe [JURIST news archive] told court officials Monday that they are starving and unable to afford three meals a day, as the country's inflation soars and more than 75% of the population lives below the poverty line. The statement by magistrate Enias Magateto was made in response … [read more]

Legal News
30 Aug 2005
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] Zimbabwe's parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved constitutional reforms that opposition lawmakers and many observers claimed would drastically reduce the rights [JURIST report] of the country's citizens. The legislation, approved 103-29 in a legislature dominated by the Zanu PF party [official website], the party of President Robert Mugabe [Wikipedia profile], … [read more]

Legal News
2 Dec 2004
by D. Wes Rist

[JURIST] The High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change appointed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan filed a report Wednesday containing over 100 suggestions for improving the role of the UN in preventing and managing global conflicts. Significantly, the report affirmed the right of nations to practice self-defence, including pre-emptive … [read more]

Legal News
18 Oct 2004
by D. Wes Rist

Inspectors for the UN International Atomic Energy Agency are visiting Brazil (official site in Portuguese) Monday to examine the country's efforts to enrich uranium. The Brazilian government has a nuclear plant in Resende, near Rio de Janeiro, that it claims is being used solely to produce energy. The IAEA mandate … [read more]

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