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“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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April 2021 Human Rights Update

Our April 2021 edition of the ZimRights News is now out. The newsletter covers the key human rights developments in the country during the month of April. In the edition,we invite you to register for our  constitutional rally to stop the mutilation of our  constitution. We also bring you a discussion from #PeoplesVaccineCampaignZW on whether […]
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Invitation to the Constitution Rally

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) We Lead, and Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) will be hosting a Virtual Constitution Rally on Thursday 6 May 2021 as a platform for the Zimbabwean citizens at home and abroad to register their outrage at the ongoing mutilation of the Zimbabwean […]
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Statement on World Press Freedom Day

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) joins the world in commemorating World Press Freedom Day under the theme, “Information as a Public good.” ZimRights salutes the Zimbabwean media and journalists for their resilience in providing information. Access to information is a human right as expressed in various rights including freedom of expression and freedom of […]
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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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The democratic fabric at risk

By Kenias Shonhai The constitution of Zimbabwe was enacted in 2013 after a long and winding process. The Government of National Unit (GNU) mooted the idea of a ‘people driven’ constitution in 2009. It therefore took 5 years to come up with the draft constitution which was widely endorsed by the people of Zimbabwe in […]
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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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