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Human Rights, Rule of Law & Democracy 2014 Annual Report

Key Findings and Recommendations   The successful adoption of the new constitution in 2013 represented both an important achievement for political cooperation in Zimbabwe, as well as constituting a significant step toward the realization of a functioning human rights framework. The human rights situation remained relatively stable throughout 2014, with a significant improvement on previous [...]

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A comparative analysis of Zimbabwe’s proposed digital crime law

The Zimbabwean government is increasing its computer forensics investigation capabilities through a proposed cyber- crime law, which is still at draft bill stage. If passed, this law would allow the authorities to remotely install spying tools onto a person’s device. A magistrate could authorize such actions if they are satisfied on the basis of an [...]

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An Examination of ZEC’s Management of the 2013 Elections

The manner in which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) conducted the 31st July, 2013 general election has been the subject of much discussion. The timeliness of this report, coming as it does sixteen months after the poll, may also seem redundant. However, several events make it necessary to highlight and bring to the fore once [...]

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Field Study into Perceptions of the Right to Privacy in Zimbabwe

This research is based on the right to privacy perception study undertaken in Zimbabwe. The report makes the finding that although enshrined in the Zimbabwean Constitution, privacy rights are still far from being protected and are being infringed by people in positions of authority. This is attributable to their vague understanding of citizens’ privacy rights [...]

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Girls’ access to education: a threatened right

Paper presented by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum during the Women Forum Panel  “Giving girls the education they deserve “, on 29 November, 2014 during the 28th SESSION of the Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Strasbourg (France).The paper, which coincides with the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence discusses  general threats [...]

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