LANGUAGE RIGHTS IN SECTION 6 OF THE ZIMBABWEAN CONSTITUTION: LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY AFFIRMED AND ACCOMMODATED?

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Author: 
Innocent Maja
Journal Citation: 
ZRoLJ
Media Neutral Citation: 
[2017] ZRoLJ 04
Publication Date: 
28 February 2017

 

LANGUAGE RIGHTS IN SECTION 6 OF THE ZIMBABWEAN CONSTITUTION: LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY AFFIRMED AND ACCOMMODATED?

Innocent Maja1

 

Abstract

This article examines the extent to which the language rights regime in s 6 of the Zimbabwean Constitution affirms and accommodates linguistic diversity in Zimbabwe. The study further suggests ways in which Zimbabwe could practically implement the language rights norms in s 6 of the Constitution.

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1 LLBS (Hons) (University of Zimbabwe); LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) & LLD (University of Pretoria); mrmaja@hotmail.com; Lecturer in Law, University of Zimbabwe.