ZimRights News

“We Shall Defend Our Constitution!” -Citizens

Yesterday, 7 May 2021, Zimbabweans from all walks of life made a clear statement. “We shall not watch while our Constitution is being mutilated.” Speaking at the #ResistDicatorship Constitution Rally hosted by ZimRights, Zimbabwe Peace Project, Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, and We Lead, Zimbabweans vowed to get personally involved if the politicians put their […]
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#ResistDictatorship Constitution Rally

Yesterday 4 May 2021 was a tragic day for Zimbabwe as the upper house of the National Assembly passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill Number 2, a deadly blow to Constitutionalism in Zimbabwe. It is all dusted and done. All the work done between 2008 and 2013 by millions of Zimbabweans, is being destroyed by a […]
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Follow due process: Gutu Rural District Council urged

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) received distress calls from the Hwicho community of Gutu District in Masvingo Province. Gutu Rural District Council has been mooting expanding its territory to encompass the Hwicho, Mukadziwashe and Machaya communal lands as part of its urbanisation thrust which is likely to displace an estimated 400 households. Since March […]
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COMMUNAL LAND FACT SHEET

Is there a law governing communal land? The Communal land is governed by the Communal Land Act Chapter 20:04. This Act should be read together with the Land Acquisition Act, Traditional Leaders Act and the Constitution of Zimbabwe. Which land forms part of communal land? It is not easy to define which land constitutes communal […]
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ZimRights 2020 Impact Report

In the 2020, we successfully implemented 7 projects covering 10 provinces of Zimbabwe and the 11th Virtual Province of Zimbabweans from all walks of life. Through these projects, we reached out to 200 000 people through online and physical interactions. Our digital platforms made 3,9 million impressions at their peak in the month of August.  We […]
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Zimbabwe backslides on human rights: EU

An EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2019: Zimbabwe The European Union has adopted the 2019 Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World. Respect for all human rights is a pillar of free, stable, prosperous societies and the EU is proud to be at the forefront of […]
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Zimbabwe: UN experts demand an immediate end to abductions and torture

GENEVA (10 June 2020) – UN human rights experts* today called on Zimbabwe to immediately end a reported pattern of disappearances and torture that appear aimed at suppressing protests and dissent. The urgent call comes after three female opposition activists – member of parliament Joanna Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova – were stopped at […]
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