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  • Constitution of Zimbabwe (First Draft)
    Zimbabwe Constitution Select Committee (COPAC)
    April 30, 2012

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    CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE

    (FIRST DRAFT)

    ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

    CHAPTER 1
    FOUNDING PROVISIONS

    Section
    1. The Republic
    2. Supremacy of Constitution
    3. Founding values and principles
    4. National territory
    5. National Flag, National Anthem, Public Seal and Coat of Arms
    6. Languages
    7. Promotion of public awareness of Constitution

    CHAPTER 2
    NATIONAL OBJECTIVES

    2.1. Objectives to guide all institutions and agencies of State and Government
    2.2. Good governance
    2.3. Development and empowerment
    2.4. Food security
    2.5. Cultural objectives
    2.6. Foreign policy objectives
    2.7. Gender balance and fair representation of marginalised groups
    2.8. Fair regional representation
    2.9. Children
    2.10. Youth
    2.11. Elderly persons
    2.12. Persons living with disabilities
    2.13. War veterans
    2.14. Work and labour relations
    2.15. Protection of the family
    2.16. Marriage
    2.17. Education
    2.18. Shelter
    2.19. Health services
    2.20. Social welfare
    2.21. Legal aid
    2.22. Preservation of traditional knowledge
    2.23. Fostering of fundamental rights and freedoms
    2.24. Domestication of international instruments

    CHAPTER 3
    CITIZENSHIP

    3.1. Zimbabwean citizenship
    3.2. Citizenship by birth
    3.3. Citizens by registration
    3.4. Revocation of citizenship
    3.5. Retention of citizenship despite marriage or dissolution of marriage
    3.6. Continuation of previous citizenship
    3.7. Powers of Parliament in regard to citizenship

    CHAPTER 4
    DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

    PART 1
    FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

    4.1. Right to life
    4.2. Right to personal liberty
    4.3. Right to human dignity
    4.4. Right to personal security
    4.5. Freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
    4.6. Freedom from slavery, servitude and forced labour
    4.7. Equality and non-discrimination
    4.8. Right to privacy
    4.9. Freedom of association
    4.10. Freedom of assembly, demonstration, picketing and petitioning
    4.11. Freedom of conscience
    4.12. Freedom of expression and freedom of the media
    4.13. Access to information
    4.14. Language and culture
    4.15. Freedom of profession, trade or occupation
    4.16. Labour relations
    4.17. Freedom of residence and movement
    4.18. Political rights
    4.19. Right to administrative justice
    4.20. Right to a fair hearing
    4.21. Rights of arrested and detained persons
    4.22. Rights of accused persons
    4.23. Property rights
    4.24. Agricultural land
    4.25. Environmental rights
    4.26. Right to shelter
    4.27. Right to education
    4.28. Right to health care
    4.29. Right to food and water
    4.30. Marriage

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