The Law in Zimbabwe By Otto Saki and Tatenda Chiware Otto Saki is a Projects lawyer responsible for Human Rights defenders and International litigation projects with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe. He has been a fellow with the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (Gambia) He has also won the international Reebok Human Rights Award on the 6th of June 2006. Tatenda Chiware is a law student at the University of Zimbabwe. Currently he is a student intern with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. He has held the positions of Secretary for Legal and Academic affairs at the University of Zimbabwe and is a Commissioner with the Catholic Commission for Peace and Justice. Published February 2007 Table of Contents Introduction Historical Overview Sources of Zimbabwean Law The Legislature Precedent / Case law / Court Decisions Customary Law Common Law Authoritative texts Constitution of Zimbabwe The Justice System in Zimbabwe The Constitution and the Judiciary Independence of the Judiciary Appointment of judges - the Judicial Service Commission Judicial tenure and remuneration Removal of judge from office The Supreme Court The High Court The Administrative Court Magistrates' Court The System for the Administration of the Courts The Office of the Attorney-General and Public Prosecutor The Legal Profession Remuneration of Judicial Officers Security of Records Shortage of Manpower and Ill-qualified Personnel Upgrading of Inadequate Resources Specialist Courts in Zimbabwe Advantages of Specialist Courts Disadvantages of Specialist Courts Examples of Specialist Courts The Labour Relations Tribunal Labour Court Act No. 17 of 2004 The Administrative Court Administrative court as the water court Special Court For Income Tax Appeals Fiscal Appeal Court Local Courts On Customary Law Small Claims Court
The Electoral Court and The Electoral Commission Maintenance Court Children's Court Legal aid Civil Court Legal Aid Criminal Court Legal Aid Legal Aid by Private Institutions International Law and Its Application in Zimbabwe Law Reports Bulletin of Zimbabwean Law Zimbabwe Human Rights Bulletin Government Gazettes Codes Law Schools Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights The Law Society of Zimbabwe Legal Resources Foundation Introduction Zimbabwe has a hybrid, or plural, legal system in the sense that the law currently in force was adopted from foreign jurisdictions and imposed into the country by settlers during the colonial era. Zimbabwe's law after several years of independence still exposes residual traits of the process of transplantation of historical disempowerment ands colonial takeover. Zimbabwe's Legal system consists of the Common law (non statutory or unwritten Anglo Roman Dutch Law) Legislation Case Law (Precedent) and Customary Law.
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