Knowledge of and access to Socioeconomic and Civil-Political rights

In May 2013, Zimbabwe adopted what has been largely considered progressive constitution. The Constitution, the supreme law of the land, incorporates a comprehensive catalogue of human rights (Chapter 4-termed the Declaration of Rights and also commonly known as the Bill of Rights).

graduateThe Declaration of Rights incorporates first, second and third generational rights. Three years since the enactment of the constitution, the significance to examine and evaluate citizens’ knowledge of and access to socioeconomic and civil and political rights in Zimbabwe cannot be overemphasized. This is basically for two reasons that; firstly, there is a difference between having a constitution and constitutionalism and secondly, citizens’ knowledge of their inalienable rights is fundamental for access to justice.

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