TITLE

Zimbabwe legal system panned by bar leaders

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Joanne
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Lawyer;12/13/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 48, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that an international coalition of lawyers has slammed the legal system in Zimbabwe. Bar leaders, including the chair of the Bar of England and Wales Stephen Irwin QC, and representatives from Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, visited Zimbabwe in April 2004 to produce a report on the state of the country's legal system. The report, published last week paints a shocking picture of violence, arrest and intimidation against Zimbabwean judges and lawyers. The report says that the Chief Justice of Zimbabwe Godfrey Chidyausiku was appointed to his role directly from the High Court bench ahead of many Supreme Court justices.
ACCESSION #
15475645

 

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