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Rights and Traditions

Traditional Leadership, Politics and Human Rights in Zimbabwe This Policy Brief focuses on the role of traditional leaders in political affairs in Zimbabwe. It outlines the legal framework that governs Traditional Leadership in Zimbabwe before unpacking the main functions of traditional leaders recognized in terms of the law. Subsequent sections of the paper zero-in on […]
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Fact Sheet on the Rights to Peace Action Zone

Fact Sheet on the Rights to Peace Action Zone The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is Zimbabwe’s first post independence indigenous human rights advocacy group established in 1992 as an association of ordinary people and registered as a PVO in 1993. Over the past 30 years, ZimRights has grown to over 250 000 members across […]
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Make ZEC More Independent and Impartial

MAKE ZEC MORE INDEPENDENT AND IMPARTIAL! ZimRights Statement on the recent appointment of ZEC Commissioners ZimRights registers its displeasure over the recent appointment of Commissioners to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). The President of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Emmerson Mnangagwa, recently appointed six Commissioners in terms of section 238(1)(b) of the Constitution – the President appoints […]
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Zimbabwe on the Brink: Living in Fragile Peace

By Dzikamai Bere “Everyone has the right to enjoy peace such that all human rights are promoted and protected, and development is fully realised.” Declaration on Right of Peoples to Peace, UN General Assembly, 1984. On the 23rd of June 2022, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) will be launching the 2021 State of Peace […]
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Dr. Alex Magaisa Wall of Memory

Dr. Alex Magaisa Wall of Memory 1975 – 2022 In the morning of 5 June 2022, a dark cloud engulfed the nation. Zimbabwe’s most dedicated and patriotic public intellectual. Dr. Alex Magaisa took his last breath, leaving behind a rich legacy of fighting for human rights and democracy.  He is a true hero. As the […]
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Statement on the Pomona WasteGate Scandal

On 22 May 2022, the media broke the news of what has become known as the Pomona Waste Gate Scandal in which massive corruption is alleged in the awarding of a waste processing contract to an Albanian company Geogenix BV. It is alleged that the company is now charging the Harare City Council USD40 000 […]
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ZimRights’ statement commemorating Africa Day 2022

ZimRights joins the nation and the African continent in commemorating Africa Day. The Day, commemorated every 25th of May seeks to acknowledge successes and to encourage the progress that Africa has made under a specific theme while reflecting upon the common challenges that the continent faces in a global environment.  This year, the day is […]
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Bringing Down the Towers of Oppression

Putting Youth at the Centre of Transitional Justice in Southern Africa By Dzikamai Bere On the 12th of May 2022, I was privileged to deliver the key note address at the Regional Symposium to Foster the Domestication of The African Union (AU) Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP) in the SADC Region. The Symposium was hosted by […]
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Take Action Against Biases That Affect Women
Zimrights Statement On International Women’s Day

ZimRights joins the rest of the world in commemorating International Women’s Day. This is a day that we observe and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while calling for and taking action towards gender parity. This year, the day is being commemorated under the theme #BreakTheBias. This year, the International Women’s […]
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Zimrights Decries The Disruption Of Political Rallies By The State And Alleged Ruling Party Activists

On the 26th and 27th of February 2022, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) observed cases of disruption of political party rallies that were convened by the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) political party in Gokwe and Kwekwe respectively. On Saturday 26 February 2022 ZimRights witnessed members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police violently dispersing supporters […]
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