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Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011 (H.B. 2,2011) – Amendments of Clause 2 (“Interpretation”)
Parliament of Zimbabwe
July 20, 2012

See the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill

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On page 5 of the Bill, in the definition of "human rights violation", delete the proviso thereto between lines 36 and 38. On page 6 of the Bill, delete the definition of "visitor" between lines 10 and 12.

SUBSTITUTION OF CLAUSE 4 ("FUNCTIONS OF COMMISSION")

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

On page 6 of the Bill, delete clause 4 and substitute the following:

"4 Functions and principal powers of commission

In addition to the functions and powers set out in section 100R(6) and (7) of the Constitution, the Commission shall have the following functions and powers-

(a) to conduct investigations on its own initiative or on receipt of complaints;

(b) to visit and inspect prisons, places of detention, refugee camps and related facilities in order to ascertain the condition under which inmates are kept there, and to make recommendations regarding those conditions to the Minister responsible for administering the law relating to those places or facilities;

(c) to visit and inspect places where mentally disordered or intellectually handicapped persons are detained under any law in order to ascertain the conditions under which those persons are kept there, and to make recommendations regarding those conditions to the Minister responsible for administering the law relating to those places, and

(d) to ensure and provide appropriate redress for violations of human rights and for injustice."

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