Summary comparison of AIPPA and Freedom of Information Bill 

More than six years after the adoption of the 2013 Constitution, most of Zimbabwe’s laws are still to be aligned with the substantive human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in Chapter 4 of the Constitution known as the Declaration of Rights.

The proposed repeal and amendments to laws such as the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) are grossly inadequate and far from meeting regional, continental, and international benchmarks and best practice.

The recently gazetted Freedom of Information Bill (FOI Bill) is one such law as it has serious deficiencies in its framing and efforts to be constitutionally compliant in terms of Section 62 of the Constitution that provides for the right to access to information. Read more on the PDF below

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