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  • Constitution of Zimbabwe (Second Draft) - COPAC - Incorporating approved ZANU-PF amendments
    August 21, 2012

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    CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE

    (SECOND DRAFT)

    Incorporating approved ZANU-PF amendments

    ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

    CHAPTER 1
    FOUNDING PROVISIONS

    Preamble

    Section

    1. The Republic
    2. Supremacy of Constitution
    3. Founding values and principles
    4. National Flag, National Anthem, Public Seal and National Coat of Arms
    5. Organs of the State
    6. Structures of government.
    7. Languages.
    8. 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. National unity, peace and stability
    2.4. Fostering of fundamental rights and freedoms
    2.5. Foreign policy
    2.6. Development
    2.7. Empowerment
    2.8. Food security
    2.9. Culture
    2.10. Gender balance
    2.11. Fair regional representation
    2.12. Children
    2.13. Youth
    2.14. Elderly persons
    2.15. Persons with disabilities
    2.16. Veterans of the Liberation Struggle
    2.17. Work and labour relations
    2.18. Protection of the family
    2.19. Marriage
    2.20. Education
    2.21. Shelter
    2.22. Health services
    2.23. Social welfare
    2.24. Legal aid
    2.25. Sporting and recreational facilities.
    2.26. Preservation of traditional knowledge

    CHAPTER 3
    CITIZENSHIP

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

    CHAPTER 4
    DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

    PART 1
    APPLICATION AND INTERPRETATION OF CHAPTER 4

    4.1. Duty to respect fundamental human rights
    4.2. Application of Chapter 4
    4.3. Interpretation of Chapter 4
    4.4. Chapter 4 does not preclude existence of other rights

    PART 2
    FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

    4.5. Right to life
    4.6. Right to personal liberty
    4.7. Rights of arrested and detained persons
    4.8. Right to human dignity
    4.9. Right to personal security
    4.10. Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
    4.11. Freedom from slavery or servitude
    4.12. Freedom from forced or compulsory labour
    4.13. Equality and non-discrimination
    4.14. Right to privacy
    4.15. Freedom of assembly and association
    4.16. Freedom to demonstrate and petition
    4.17. Freedom of conscience
    4.18. Freedom of expression and freedom of the media
    4.19. Access to information
    4.20. Language and culture
    4.21. Freedom of profession, trade or occupation
    4.22. Labour rights
    4.23. Freedom of movement and residence
    4.24. Political rights
    4.25. Right to administrative justice
    4.26. Right to a fair hearing
    4.27. Rights of accused persons
    4.28. Property rights
    4.29. Rights to agricultural land
    4.30. Environmental rights
    4.31. Freedom from arbitrary eviction
    4.32. Right to education
    4.33. Right to health care
    4.34. Right to food and water
    4.35. Economic rights
    4.36. Marriage rights
    4.37. Right to recreation

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