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GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING DEVOLUTION - EDITION 2

blog-contentThis guide is designed to help communities understand the value and concept of devolution in Zimbabwe and capacitate them to promote and advocate the full realization and operation of the devolution in Zimbabwe. The guide provides communities with different models of devolution that have been implemented in different states as models to learn from mindful to the fact that devolution must be tailor-made for each country.

In the first chapter, the guide defines the concept of devolution and captures the communities' views on devolution. It further explains the importance of devolution in a functional democracy. In the same breath, it goes further to capture the views, from lived experiences, of communities concerning the effects of centralization and the expected impact of operational devolution in their respective communities.

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RIGHTS IN CRISIS
A Human Rights Analysis of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zimbabwe

blog-contentThe report, Rights in Crisis: A Human Rights Analysis of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zimbabwe, is a product of ZimRights’ three-pillar COVID-19 Response Strategy activated on 30 March 2020. The three pillars are:
- human rights monitoring
- humanitarian response
- policy advocacy

A number of measures were taken under this strategy across the country’s 10 provinces and ZimRights 11 provincial chapters.

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What You Must Know About Constitution Amendment Bill (No.2)-H.B.23 2019

blog-contentOn 17 December 2019 Cabinet approved the formulation of the Constitutional Amendment (No.2)-H.B.23, 2019 that would amend several provisions of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

The Bill was published in a Government Gazette Extraordinary on 31 December 2019. The Bill was published again on 17 January 2020 to correct the anomaly which had occurred in the initial publication where the clerk and not the speaker had gazetted the Bill contrary to the Constitution.

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Okumele Ukwazi Nge Kuguqulwa Kwesisiekelo Sombuso (No.2)-H.B.23 2019

blog-contentMhla zilitshumi lasikhombisa ngo Ntulikazi idale le Phalamende laphasissa ukuthi isisekelo sombuso siguqulwe okwesibili ngokusemthetweni okuzenza ukuba kuguqhulwe iziqa ezimbalwa kusisekelo sombuso seZimbabwe lesisaziso sakhutshwa kumaphephandaba mhla zingamatshumi amathathu lanye kunyunga ka Ncwabakazi 2019.

Lolugwalo lwaphinda lwakhitshwa njalo emaphephandabeni mhla zilitshumi lasikhombisa ngo Zibandlela 2020 ukwenzela ukuba kuguqulwe ezinye izinto ebesezingasahambisani kuhle lesisekelo sombuso.

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Zvamunofanira Kuziva Maringe Nezvirikuda Kushandurwa Mubumbiro Remutemo Kubudikidza Ne Constitution Amendment Bill (No.2)-H.B.23 2019

blog-contentNemusi wa17 Zvita mugore ra2019 dare remakurukota ehurumende (cabinet) rakadzika chibvumirano chekuti panyorwe nekuparurwa gwaro reConstitutional Amendment Bill (No.2)-H.B.23, 2019 iro raizotarisirwa kuva riine zvikamu zvinechitsama zvakanangana nekushandura imwe yemitemo iri mubumbiro remutemo weZimbabwe. Gwaro irori rakakurumidza kugadzirwa ndookutoparurwa mubepanhau reGovernment Gazette Extraordinary musi wa 31 Zvita 2019. Zvisinei rakazodzokorora kuparurwazve mubepanhau rimwechetero musi wa 17 Ndira 2020 senzira yekugadzirisa mhosho yainge yaitika pakutanga yekuti mabharani (clerk) wedare reParamende ndiye ainge ariparura kubepanhau, asi zvichifanira kunge zvakaitwa nemubati wechigaro (speaker) wedare irori, sezvinorehwa mubumbiro remutemo.

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A Citizens’ Guide To Understanding the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission

blog-contentThe Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission is one of the five independent commissions provided for in Chapter 12 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe. In line with the United Nation’s Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (The Paris Principles), the ZHRC is meant to play a critical role in the promotion and protection of fundamental rights in Zimbabwe. The ZHRC is mandated to ensure citizens are aware of their rights in terms of its promotional mandate and to also provide redress for violations of human rights as part of its role to protect human rights. However, several years after the establishment of the ZHRC, public awareness concerning the existence of the ZHRC, its mandate, and how it works, remains very limited.

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A Citizen Guide to Understanding Constitutionalism in Zimbabwe

blog-contentThis Guide is designed to help communities appreciate the value and concept of Constitutionalism in Zimbabwe and capacitate them to take action in promoting Constitutionalism and defending the Constitution.

This Guide provides communities with advocacy strategies to help and support communities in taking collective action in defending the Constitution, deepening the culture of constitutionalism and respect for constitutional values.

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Guide to Understanding Devolution

blog-contentThe issue of devolution is topical and the government has indicated its commitment in implementing it. In his address during the Opening of the 9th Parliament, President Mnangagwa set out a legal agenda and one of the positive components of the agenda is the enactment and operationalization of the Devolution provisions. This move creates an opportunity for the citizens to engage with legislators as well as Provincial Councils who will be key in the making and operationalization of the Devolution Act.

In the process of enactment of the Devolution Act, legislators shall have direct interaction with citizens during public hearings before the bill is passed into law. Once the Bill has been passed into law, the citizens will have an opportunity to interact with the implementers of the Act who are Provincial Councils.

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