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Supreme Court Amendment Bill

www.veritaszim.net April 16, 2019
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Apr 2019

Cabinet Approves Principles of Supreme Court Amendment Bill

www.veritaszim.net April 16, 2019

Cabinet approved the principles of the Supreme Court Amendment Bill from the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, thus clearing the way for the Bills to be drafted by the legal drafters in the Attorney-General’s office.

The proposed amendments aim to incorporate the following provisions: 1) the right to access justice for all persons; 2) ensuring that every person has right of access to the courts, or to some other tribunal or forum established by law for the resolution of any dispute, without any limitation; 3) that all persons are equal before the law; 4) expanding the scope to indicate that the Supreme Court is the final court of appeal in Zimbabwe, except in matters over which the Constitutional Court has jurisdiction; and 5) the provision that every person has the right of access to the courts, and equal protection of the law.