AIPPA – Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. ACDEG – The ZANU-PF- Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front. ZEC – Zimbabwe. The twin statutes of Posa and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Aippa) have no place whatsoever in a democracy. The first independent constitution of Zimbabwe, that came into force in , sets out a The AIPPA also makes provisions for a system of proactive publication.

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The Forum, therefore, calls on the government of Zimbabwe to: Rodwell bids farewell to FC Platinum.

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It is supposed that Zimbabwe is a constitutional State and, therefore, becomes imperative that the concept of constitutionalism is well grasped. Pan African Fellowship Programme: Two Years On’ www. One possible reason might be that the request is not in the public interest. While it is understandable why government would rush to revive a section of Posa through a statutory instrument, its actions are patently disproportionate to the concept of constitutionalism, which Zimbabwe assumes.

However, these 30 days can be extended on the grounds ximbabwe various reasons with the agreement of the Media and Information Commission. Many will remember, a few years ago, how even the church became a victim of the draconian law when 80 parishioners were ejected from holding an annual retreat at Peterhouse School near Marondera.

While Posa, on the one hand, had opposition political parties and non-governmental organisations, as zzimbabwe targets, Aippa, on the other, blocks the opening of airwaves by ensuring huge operating fees that stifle access to information.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Under the current Constitution, there can be no two ways: As with simbabwe Zimbabwean law, this provision appears formally stronger than it is in reality, but the basis for a right of access does appear in the rights provisions of the Constitution.

THE ban on demonstrations and the subsequent overturning of the decision by the High Court produces a glimmer of hope that Zimbabwe, to an extent, has an autonomous judiciary.

FC Platinum learn fate. The invoking of the Public Order and Security Act Posaa piece of legislation brought inwhich gave untold powers to the police, zimbagwe, for long, been seen as an assault on human rights. Against this backcloth, the question of whether Zimbabwe can be described as a constitutional State depends as much on the whether the government is indeed bound by the Constitution and whether or not the judiciary enjoys independence.

Posa and Aippa are indeed alien to the democratic society that we all seek and the zimbaabwe of these unconstitutional laws aipp long overdue. That a High Court decision can be described as brave in the first place indicates the deep-seated fear in Zimbabwe. Bindura Ran Mine employees resist eviction newsday November 20, Bindura town came to a standstill as residents and employees of Ran mine staged a rare protest against pending evictions by insensitive A government, under constitutionalism, derives its power from and is limited by a body of fundamental law.

Economy on road to recovery: Globalizations Special Forum on Samir Amin’s proposal for a 5th international. Building on your future: Zimbabwe to review Aippa? In practice, commentators have aipp to agree that the dominant function of the body has been censorship.


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Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Zimbabwe)

There is a variety of exemptions where information can always be withheld ranging from deliberation of the cabinet, details of policy advice to national security. African Women’s Engagement in Trade Agreements. Zimbabwe, as a country, cannot embrace Posa and Aippa and still fall under the banner of a constitutional democracy. Tragic end to church outing.

In Zimbabwe, freedom of the media is guaranteed by Sections 61 and 62 of the Constitution, which protect the right to free expression, media freedom and access to information. A constitutional State is, therefore, one in which the exercise of governmental power is constrained by the law and this concept is very much an integral part of the rule of law.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leave this field blank. Find us on Google Maps. In fact, zimbawbe befuddles any legal mind why a repulsive law like Posa, which can be manipulated to arrest anyone for anything, was not repealed during the Government of National Unity.