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Statement on Day of the African Child

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), joins the African Continent in commemorating the Day of the African Child. The DAC, celebrated on the 16th of June since 1991, is in honour of thousands of black students massacred during peaceful protests about the inferior quality of their education and to demand their right to be taught […]
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Is it lawful for retired Chief Justice Malaba to return to work?

ZimRights speaks to Human Right Lawyer Marufu Mandevere on the return of “retired” Chief Justice Luke Malaba to work despite section 328(7) of the constitution that state, “an amendment to extend the length of time that a person may hold/occupy any public office does not apply to a person who held or occupied that office […]
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Harnessing the Power of Communities to resist abuses of power-Mudzi Alert

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) members in Kotwa and Nyamapanda have raised concerns over the abuses of power by traditional leaders.  Chief Goronga is allegedly forcing his subjects to build a chief’s court and is demanding forced labour,  forced contributions and forcing subjects to fuel his government given motor vehicle. The villagers want Chief […]
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CLC Analysis of the Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill

This  is a commentary from the recently established Constitutional Law Centre on the Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill which seeks to implement section 210 of the Constitution which requires the establishment of an independent complaints mechanism .  The principal purpose of the ICM is to provide an avenue for members of the public to pursue […]
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OPEN UP: HANDBOOK ON WOMEN, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEADERSHIP

Strengthening Women’s Leadership Role in Shaping the Human Rights Agenda   “The Emancipation of women is not an act of charity, the result of a humanitarian or compassionate attitude. The liberation of women is a fundamental necessity for the revolution, a guarantee of its continuity and a precondition for its victory.” Samora Machel These words […]
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Statement on Access to Vaccines

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association is concerned with the access to Covid-19 vaccines following reports from our members of unavailability of the necessary vaccines at vaccination centers and more so for those that need the second dose putting their health at risk. Section 76 of the Constitution provides for the right to health care. The […]
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“Safeguarding the Constitution is Everyone’s Duty”

Today was a special day in history as we joined our hands with Dr. Alex Magaisa, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, WELEAD Trust, Women’s Institute for Leadership and Development (WILD), the Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR) and Justice for Children to launch what will from now on be known as the Constitutional Law […]
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Learning to Walk

The Learning to Walk Report provides a big picture of the milestones of the Constitution’s journey since it was adopted in 2013. It is intended to provide a balanced picture of what has been done and how the constitution has fared so far; the lessons learned and finally a set of recommendations. We are launching […]
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April 2021 Special Edition Human Rights Update -Constitution Rally

Following the mutilation of our constitution by those we entrusted with power to speak on behalf of us in both houses,  the National Assembly and Senate ,ZimRights, Zimbabwe Peace Project, Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, and We Lead, Zimbabweans convened a constitution people’s rally on 6 May 2021 where Zimbabweans vowed to get personally involved […]
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