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Judiciary Panel Discussion: Part II - 2003-03-24

One of the foundations of law and order in any society is the independence of the judiciary. In Zimbabwe, critics of the government say it has failed to guarantee this principle. They say this has resulted in lawlessness, and a gradual decline in the powers of the courts and judges. The government denies the charges. It says it has not interfered in the court system and has not intimidated judges to rule in its favor. As part of our series of in depth analysis of key areas of Zimbabwe society, reporter Francois Nsengiyumva takes a look at the independence of the judiciary. He speaks to Zimbabwe Ambassador to the United States Dr. Simvi Mubako and the Executive Director of the London based International Bar Association Mr. Mark Ellis.