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The Rights of Arrested and Detained Persons Part 2

In this week’s article I continue with a discussion on the rights of arrested and detained persons found in section 50 of the Constitution. I will look at the rights of the arrested persons when they are in custody or detention and will show, albeit briefly how the rights of arrested and detained persons are closely linked with other fundamental rights. 612 more words

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Interpretation of the Bill of Rights

In this article I focus on Section 46 of the current Constitution, this section deals with how the Bill of Rights must be interpreted.
Section 46(1) states that the courts do not have an exclusive role to interpret the Bill of Rights, this role of interpretation also extends to forums, tribunals and other bodies. 469 more words

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The Bill of Rights and You

Welcome to the Know Your Rights column, it is this column’s aim to demystify fundamental rights found in our country’s Constitution and legislation and to show how these rights apply to everyone’s everyday life as a way of promoting Constitutionalism in Zimbabwe. 450 more words

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The Rights of Arrested and Detained Persons Part 1

In the last week’s article I discussed section 49 of the Constitution which deals with the right to personal liberty. This week I will discuss section 50 of the Constitution which protects the rights of arrested and detained persons. 557 more words

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The Right to Personal Liberty

Section 49 of our Constitution deals with the right to personal liberty. According to sections 49(1)(a), (b) the right to liberty also includes the rights not to be detained without trial and not to be deprived of liberty without a just cause. 519 more words

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How Socio-Economic Rights Affect the Right to Life and Human Dignity

How Socio-Economic Rights Affect the Right to Life and Human Dignity
In the last two articles I wrote about the right to life as well as the right to human dignity (sections 48 and 51 of the Constitution respectively) and mentioned that these rights were linked and that they both served as a source of all other personal rights. 512 more words

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The Right to Human Dignity

The right to human dignity is found in section 51 of the Constitution which says: “Every person has inherent right to dignity in their private and public life, and the right to have that dignity respected and protected.” Human dignity is not only a fundamental right in itself but this right also serves as a basis for all other fundamental rights and freedoms. 495 more words

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