Crisis in civil liberties

Critical comments on the new Vagrancy Act, introduced on Oct. 19, published in a Gazette Extraordinary on Oct. 21 (the great Fraud, p. 7-8), the Emergency Powers Bill 1960, which is now under debate (the twilight of Parliament, p. 9) and the Law and Order (Maintenance) Bill, introduced on Oct. 25 (Farewell and freedom, p. 10-12). The last bill purports to be a consolidation of the old sedition Act, the subversive activities Act (which required triennal re-enactment by Parliament) and the Public Order Act, plus certain new provisions. Protests were immediately lodged by several groups and organizations, including the press, the church, the bar, members of the university staff and the Jewish community.

Title: Crisis in civil liberties
Author: Anonymous
Year: 1960
Periodical: The Central African Examiner
Volume: 4
Issue: 12
Pages: 7-12
Language: English
Geographic term: Zimbabwe
Abstract: Critical comments on the new Vagrancy Act, introduced on Oct. 19, published in a Gazette Extraordinary on Oct. 21 (the great Fraud, p. 7-8), the Emergency Powers Bill 1960, which is now under debate (the twilight of Parliament, p. 9) and the Law and Order (Maintenance) Bill, introduced on Oct. 25 (Farewell and freedom, p. 10-12). The last bill purports to be a consolidation of the old sedition Act, the subversive activities Act (which required triennal re-enactment by Parliament) and the Public Order Act, plus certain new provisions. Protests were immediately lodged by several groups and organizations, including the press, the church, the bar, members of the university staff and the Jewish community.