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Who Will Judge the Judges?

The judicial systems of all countries are based on the principle that human beings are legally responsible for the foreseeable consequences of their actions. In other words, we are responsible for the harm that we cause other people, either by our actions or, in some cases, by our failures to act, regardless of whether the harm was intentioned or not. 3,948 more words

Act II: Free-Market Folly: Why Economics Is Not A Science

‘How Democracies Die’

Not with a bang, judging by cases autopsied in this book by Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. Foreign invasion, armed insurrection, and military coups now rarely strike the sudden, fatal blows.  710 more words

Rocky start presaged bumpy constitutional process

Tapera Kapuya, another analyst and political activist, said political parties seemed convinced that a new constitution, “no matter how bad the process that gives rise to it or how bad its contents”, was a critical precursor for a general election.

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Candid Comment: Without reforms, the spectre of 2008 looms

Political parties have, including Zanu PF in 1980, complained of the skewed nature of the electoral framework, perceived as open to fraud and in favour of those administering them. 

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Mutambara’s political star dims

“Politics being usually unpredictable, he (Mutambara) might eventually resurrect politically,” said political analyst, Jack Zaba. “But the chances of him having a political resurrection within the MDC-M formation are highly unlikely.

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Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions

Montesquieu’s doctrine of separation of powers

The term  “trias politica” or “separation of powers” was coined by Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, an 18th century French social and political philosopher.  2,643 more words

New Appeal: When can the Oireachtas provide for mandatory prison terms without trespassing on the judicial function?

In this determination, Ellis v Minister for Justice and Equality & Ors, the Supreme Court granted Ellis leave to appeal challenging the constitutionality of s 27A(8) of the Firearms Act 1964. 375 more words