Legislation Tracker

CONTEXT
This Legislative Tracker is a product of Nhimbe Trust's research on leverage rights to artistic freedom in Zimbabwe. It outlines legislation that has a bearing on the promotion and protection of cultural rights in Zimbabwe. It tracks the progress of the Government of Zimbabwe in aligning this legislation to the 2013 Constitution (Amendment no. 20). An inter-ministerial taskforce was set up by the Government of Zimbabwe in 2015 to align the country's legislation.

In addition to this tracker, Nhimbe Trust is part of the CSO Constitutional Consortium that conducts legislative analysis and makes recommendations on legislative amendments to the inter-ministerial taskforce.

LEGISLATION RESEARCH AND DRAFTING BY ATTORNEY GENERAL AND MINISTER
CABINET STAGE
Drafting Principles Approved
Bill Approved
PARLIAMENTARY STAGE
Bill Published
Bill Signed into Law
Freedom of Information Bill
Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill
Broadcasting Services Act
Censorship and Entertainments Control Act
Protection of Personal Information Bill
Official Secrets Act
Unlawful Organizations Act
Maintenance of Peace and Order Act
Traditional Leaders Act
National Arts Council Act
Immigration Act
Private Voluntary Organizations Act
International Treaties Bill
Emergency Powers Act
Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Act

NB* the blue colour coding shows the status of the legislation/bill or the level of progress achieved thus far in introducing amendments to the law.