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Title:Emergency law
Author:Feltoe, G.ISNI
Periodical:The Rhodesian Law Journal
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
state of emergency
Abstract:In Rhodesia, since 11th November, 1965, there has been a continual declared state of emergency and under the Emergency Powers Act (Chapter 83) a multiplicity of drastic measures have been passed. This Act allocates to the President very far-reaching powers which extend even to the amendment by regulation of pre-existing laws. Regulations made by the President are deemed to be valid even if inconsistent with any laws. The extent of these powers is illustrated by reference to a few of the many regulations which have been made in terms of this Act: The Emergency Powers (Closing of Border Posts) Regulations, RGN 17 A of 1973; the EP (Collective Fines) Regulations, RGN 101 of 1973; the EP (Maintenance of Law and Order) (Amendment) Regulations, RGN 183 of 1973; the EP (D Notices) Regulations, RGN 301 A of 1976; the EP (Maintenance of Law and Order) Regulations, RGN 204 of 1976; 1976 (composition of the special courts; representation of the accused.