ZimRights News

Alert: ZimRights challenges duty bearers on failing to protect and Uphold the Constitution

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association on 21 May, 2021, filed a Constitutional Application seeking to have the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No.2) Act of 2021 declared invalid. ZimRights argues that the Parliament of Zimbabwe failed to follow several procedural provisions in seeking to amend the constitution including the failure to facilitate adequate public involvement in […]
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ZimRights Welcomes Two Experts to its Management Committee

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is excited to announce the appointment of two technical experts to its Management Committee with effect from 3 June 2021. The two experts are Ms. Nosimilio Chanaiwa and Mr. Jade Takudzwa Tsokodai. The appointment of the two experts is part of the ZimRights Transition Strategy that was adopted by […]
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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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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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“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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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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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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