Statements

Embracing Peace as a Right for all Zimbabweans

Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Peace which was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. In 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire. This year’s commemorations that are running under the […]
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ZimRights calls on government to uphold tenets of democracy

The International Day of Democracy is marked on   September 15, every year, as established by the UN General Assembly in 2007. It aims to encourage Governments to strengthen national programmes devoted to the promotion and consolidation of democracy. This year, the day is being marked under the theme, “Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of […]
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ZimRights calls on Government to investigate and provide information on all enforced disappearances

On August 30, every year, The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances as established by the UN General Assembly in 2010. Strictly prohibited under International Human Rights Law, enforced disappearance continues to be used as a method of repression, terror, and stifling dissent. The International Convention […]
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ZimRights Challenges Obert Gutu’s Continued Stay as NPRC Commissioner

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is seeking a declaratory order in the High Court that the National Peace and Reconciliation (NPRC) Commissioner, Advocate Obert Gutu has ceased being a commissioner. Represented by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, ZimRights argues that in terms of section 236 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, any politician appointed […]
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Ongoing Demolitions destroying Livelihoods

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, (ZimRights) is concerned with the ongoing demolitions that are destroying the livelihoods of citizens by Harare City Council aided by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).   Council started the demolitions Mbare on 19 June 2021 and on 29 June 2021 they moved to Glenview 8 home Industry. While City Council […]
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Statement on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Associations (ZimRights) joins the rest of the world and the local human rights community in commemorating the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture under the theme “Fostering civic space to obtain redress and accountability for victims of torture.” Internationally, torture is regarded as a heinous crime against humanity. Article […]
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Statement on Harare City Council Demolitions

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, (ZimRights) is deeply disturbed by the destruction of peoples only sources of livelihoods by the Harare City Council aided by the Zimbabwe Republic police. Council started the demolitions on Saturday June 19 2021 in Mbare. While City Council claims the structures are illegal, the manner of the demolitions is inhumane […]
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Statement on Access to National Registration Documents.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association is concerned with the access to National Registration documents in the country. Access to documentation is a key human right upon which the enjoyment of other human rights is based. Without identity documentation, people are deprived of their human rights. Section 35 of the Zimbabwean Constitution guarantees citizenship. It is […]
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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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