Statements

Statement commemorating the International Day of Peace

LET US BUILD POSITIVE PEACE IN ZIMBABWE ZimRights joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Peace, established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly and commemorated every 21st of September. This year, the global theme is “End racism. Build peace”. ZimRights understands the threats posed by racism, and any […]
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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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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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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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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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