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  • Addendum to the review of the COPAC draft Constitution & assessing Independent Commissions in the COPAC draft Constitution of Zimbabwe
    Idasa
    February 25, 2013

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    Changes worth noting in the 1 February 2013 COPAC Draft Constitution in comparison to the 18 July 2012 COPAC Draft Constitution.

    Chapter
    and
    subsection
    (previous
    number)

    July 2012 Draft
    February 2013 Draft
    Implications
    Concerning the Declaration of Rights
    4.56(3)
    (previously
    4.13(3))
    (3) Every person has the right not to be treated in an unfairly discriminatory manner on such grounds as their nationality, race, colour, tribe, place of birth, ethnic or social origin, language, class, religious belief, political affiliation, opinion, custom, culture, sex, gender, marital status, age, disability or economic or social status, or whether born in or out of wedlock. 3) Every person has the right not to be treated in an unfairly discriminatory manner on such grounds as their nationality, race, colour, tribe, place of birth, ethnic or social origin, language, class, religious belief, political affiliation, opinion, custom, culture, sex, gender, marital status, age, pregnancy, disability or economic or social status, or whether born in or out of wedlock. Addition of pregnancy. Strengthens rights in respect to gender bias that are mentioned in regard to section
    4.13(2) of the right of women and men to equal treatment and equal opportunities.
    4.78(1)
    (previously
    4.35(1))
    (a) Every person who has attained the age of eighteen years has the right to marry a person of the opposite sex who is of marriageable age, and no such person may be prevented from entering into such a marriage;
    (b) Every person who has attained the age of eighteen years has the right to found a family.
    (c) No person may be compelled to enter into marriage against their will.
    (a) Every person who has attained the age of eighteen years has the right to found a family
    (b) No person may be compelled to enter into marriage against their will.
    (c) Persons of the same sex are prohibited from marrying each other.
    Now speaks specifically of prohibiting marriage between same sex couples. Reinforcing cultural LGBT discrimination.

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