COPAC's Final Narrative Report to Parliament - Feb 2013.doc

We also thank the many lodges and hotels and other

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We also thank the many lodges and hotels and other service providers for the service rendered during the process. They all made a significant contribution to the constitution making process. Some remain ready to assist where possible, despite not having been fully paid their dues. Finally, we wish to thank the secretariat for working around the clock under very difficult circumstances. Your efforts have not been in vain. Apart from constitution making, the process has by and large been a platform for national dialogue. It has helped in reducing tension amongst political opponents. Whilst this constitution was being made, a silent revolution was taking place amongst Zimbabweans. When the full story of COPAC is told, it shall reveal a deep sense of patriotism, patience and the need to listen to one another. In the political discourse that follows, Zimbabweans must be guided by the spirit of service to the nation, resilience, and togetherness in order for this great nation to prosper . Please note that this executive summary is a mere microcosm of the full report. Those who intend to read in detail what transpired at various stages of the process can refer to the full report which is contained below. 20 The Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) Report to Parliament, February 2013
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I thank you. SECTION C – THE CONSTITUTION MAKING PROCESS IN DETAIL 1. Development of Talking Points and Training of Outreach teams 1.1. Talking Points In preparation for the outreach programme, the Select Committee organised for the development of Talking Points . The Talking Points were to be used to solicit views from the people. They were carefully developed to allow for answers to the Thematic areas already identified during the First All Stakeholders Conference . TALKING POINTS THEMATIC AREA TALKING POINTS 1.PREAMBLE A preamble is a preliminary statement that introduces a constitution. A preamble normally carries the major historical legacies and challenges of a nation and its values and aspirations What are the national legacies, values and aspirations that should be set out in the preamble? 2. FOUNDING PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION Founding principles are those values that citizens commit themselves to their adherence. They are the foundations of the constitution and they reflect the manner in which the people desire to be governed. What are the fundamental legacies, values and principles that should underpin the constitution? 3.CITIZENSHIP Citizenship is one’s membership of a country which a person gets because they were born in that country or their parents were born in that country, lived in that country or were registered in that country. a) How should citizenship be acquired? 21 The Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) Report to Parliament, February 2013
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b) Should dual/multiple citizenship be allowed?
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  • Fall '17
  • Jane Moore
  • ........., Parliament of the United Kingdom, The Honourable, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, The Right Honourable, Constitution Select Committee

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