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

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4. BILL OF RIGHTS A Bill of Rights sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people. a) What fundamental rights and freedoms should be protected and guaranteed in the constitution? b) What social, economic and cultural rights should be included in the constitution? c) Should the death penalty be retained? 5. WOMEN AND GENDER ISSUES What specific rights should be guaranteed to women by the constitution? 6. YOUTH a) Who are the youth in Zimbabwe? From what age to what age? b) What specific rights for the youth should be guaranteed in the constitution? 7. THE DISABLED What specific rights for the disabled should be guaranteed in the constitution? 8. MEDIA What specific rights should the constitution guarantee to the media? 9. WAR VETERANS What specific rights should be afforded to war veterans in the constitution? 10. LAND How should the constitution address the issue of land? 22 The Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) Report to Parliament, February 2013
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11. EMPOWERMENT a) How should the constitution deal with the empowerment of previously disadvantaged groups? 12. ENVIRONMENT b) How should the constitution deal with the issue of the environment? 13. NATURAL RESOURCES How should the constitution deal with the issue of natural resources? 14. LABOUR What specific rights should be granted to workers in the constitution? 15. RELIGION How should the constitution of Zimbabwe deal with the issue of religion? 16. SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENT Systems of government refer to the manner states are organized, that is, the distribution of political power and responsibility within the state. There are three major systems of governance in modern states. These are federal states, unitary states and unitary states with devolved powers. a) What system of government should Zimbabwe have? (Federal, unitary, devolved) b) Should there be provincial governments and how should they be constituted? Federal State c) Should there be local governments and how should they be constituted/ A federal system of governance obtains where a country is divided into two or more states with their own governments which then agree to have one national government d) What should be the functions of provincial and local governments? e) How many provinces should we have? 23 The Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) Report to Parliament, February 2013
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Unitary State f) How should they be determined? A unitary system is where power is held by a single central government that controls all the political and administrative power. A Devolved State Devolution is whereby in a unitary system, political and administrative power is shared between a national government and lower level spheres of the state, for example, provinces and local authorities 17. ARMS OF THE STATE There are three principal functions of the state that is, making laws, interpretation of the laws and implementation of the laws.
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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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