Forced evictions violating the constitution

Although there were high hopes for the improvement on the protection of human rights following the adoption of the 2013 constitution, which has a progressive and expansive Bill of Rights, the Forum notes that 2014 started on a sad note as the State undermines  the right to shelter and dignity through forced eviction. Read more..statement [...]

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‘Transitional justice long overdue’

The National Transitional Justice Working Group in Zimbabwe (NTJWG) says transitional justice is long overdue in the country as perpetrators and victims of human rights abuses are dying and others now very old, yet their cases have not been dealt with. Addressing journalists at the press club, NTJWG chairman Alec Muchadehama said there was need [...]

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NTJWG urges govt to speedily set up NPRC

NEWLY formed National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG) has called upon the government to act with speed in setting up the long overdue National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) to enable Zimbabwe to address past injustices and wrongs with a view to taking the country forward. Section 251 of the Constitution provides for the creation [...]

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Field Study into Perceptions of the Right to Privacy in Zimbabwe

This research is based on the right to privacy perception study undertaken in Zimbabwe. The report makes the finding that although enshrined in the Zimbabwean Constitution, privacy rights are still far from being protected and are being infringed by people in positions of authority. This is attributable to their vague understanding of citizens’ privacy rights [...]

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