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Prof. Geoff Feltoe has extensive experience in research and teaching on a wide range of areas.
He is currently a Commissioner of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), a Research Fellow with the CALR and also a Lecturer and Associate Professor of Public Law at the University of Zimbabwe.
Prior to that, he was the Director of the Harare Legal Projects Centre and a Consultant for the Legal Resources Foundation.
e holds a Masters in Philosophy (M. Phil) in Law, a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) and a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A).
A leading authority on various areas of the law in Zimbabwe, Prof. Feltoe has undertaken research and published the following books: A Critical Analysis of the Zimbabwe Electoral Laws in Relation to SADC.s Principles and Guidelines; A Guide to Zimbabwean Administrative Law; A Guide to Press Media Law in Zimbabwe; Special Training Manual on Human Rights for Commonwealth Judicial Officers; The Criminal Defender's Handbook; The Magistrates Handbook in Criminal Cases; A Guide to Zimbabwean Criminal Law; A Guide to Civil Procedure in the Magistrates Court; and A Guide to Zimbabwean Law of Delict.
David Coltart (Official Website)
14 The other members were Daniel Chigaru, Geoff Feltoe, Petty (sic) Makoni, Sibongile Ndhlovu, Bessie Nhandara and Mukuni Nyathi.
While the third Commissioner, Geoff Feltoe, did not give clear reasons for his resignation, being a individual renowned for his considerable personal integrity, few doubted that his motivation was similar to that of Nyathi.
198 Zim Electoral Commissioner Resigns Over Unfair Elections The Mail & Guardian
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Professor Geoff Feltoe; Sarudzai Njerere (Legal Practitioner, Honey and Blanckenberg); Sara Moyo (ZWLA Board Chairperson); Jimmy Willford (SAYWHAT)
In his handbook, 'A guide to ...
In his handbook, 'A guide to media law in Zimbabwe', University of Zimbabwe law professor, Geoff Feltoe, said Parliamentarians cannot be sued for statements made in the National Assembly as they have absolute privilege in respect of all their utterances made during debates.
"They cannot be sued for any defamatory statements, which they make during Parliamentary debates…The reason why the Parliamentarians are given such absolute protection against legal actions for defamation is so that they can engage in free and vigorous debate without the constraints which would apply if they could face lawsuits for defamation arising out of what they have said in Parliament
," wrote Feltoe
If the law obliged the press to check the accuracy of all utterances made by Parliamentarians before publishing, very few details of Parliamentary proceedings would ever be published," further wrote Feltoe
Also in attendance were Zimbabwe ...
Also in attendance were Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) officials including ZEC Commissioner Professor Geoff Feltoe.
gave a presentation on the major talking points of the amendment to ensure that all attendants understood what the reforms were about.
Commissioner Feltoe also dwelt on the Referendum Act, as we are moving towards a constitutional referendum as a final stage in the prolonged constitutional reform process, and of importance to the youths present and away, some of whom are voter educators, was the fact that any Zimbabwean who is above the age of 18 can vote in a referendum, and need not be a registered voter.
Whilst many youths are not registered as voters, they have a lifeline in participating in deciding whether to adopt the constitution that was written by the current parliamentarians as the supreme law of the nation to be used for the next hundreds of years or to demand another process that will be inclusive and respect the wishes of the general Zimbabweans.
For any young person above 18 years to do this, all they have to do is satisfy the presiding officer of a polling station that he or she is 18 years or above & is eligible to be registered as a voter on the voter's roll.
emphasized "However, this does not mean young people should stop from register as voters as there are other electoral processes that will take place outside the referendum."
was a question posed for Professor Feltoe
who, however, allayed all fears after reassuring the more than 70 youths who attended the event that these courts will be appointed on a non-partisan basis and will have the same powers with all current magistrates courts.