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Title:Detention without trial and constitutional safeguards in Zimbabwe
Author:Hatchard, JohnISNI
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:human rights
Abstract:The extent to which individual rights are affected, and the possible response by the judiciary to the use of emergency powers on the part of governments vary considerably. The author examines the impact that the use of emergency powers has had with regard to detention without trial (or preventive detention) in Zimbabwe in the following sections: detention without trial in Rhodesia - detention without trial in Zimbabwe - constitutional safeguards in detention cases - preventive detention and constitutional rights (right to be informed of the reasons for detention, right to legal representation, right to review forthwith) - consequences arising from breach of the safeguards - conclusions: it is to be hoped that the state of emergency in force in Zimbabwe since 1965 is only a temporary measure, that detention without trial will not be used to circumvent 'ordinary' criminal law, and that the judiciary remains prepared to uphold individual rights and liberties. Notes, ref.