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Mugabe, Gono and the Rule of Law by RAU

At the root of Mugabe’s approach to the law is the notion that rules, including the national constitution, its subsidiary laws, and indeed, the ZANU PF party constitution are not inviolable. With this attitude as the foundation of governance by successive Mugabe-led regimes, the whole edifice of legality and constitutionalism has crumbled. For example, Mugabe [...]

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ZWLA & ICJ Conference 13-14 November 2014

ZWLA and the ICJ will host an unprecedented National Women Lawyers Conference on the13th and 14th November 2014 as per the attached concept.  If you wish to present a paper relating to any of the listed topics for objective 2, you must submit your abstract by 6 October 2014 and full papers must be submitted by 17 October 2014. [...]

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ZANU PF & the Succession Issue- RAU/Forum Report

Despite claims from ZANU PF functionaries that the ZANU PF constitution contains clear succession procedures, all the necessary ingredients are present for singular unpleasantness upon the demise of the head of state. This is probably something of which President Mugabe is all too aware. It is thus likely that he may seek to guide the [...]

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ZLHR’s Analysis of the draft Gender Commission Bill

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) believes that the establishments of the Gender Commission will be
a welcome and long overdue development as it has the potential to
significantly and positively impact the lives of the people in this
country, in particular women and girls. However, ZLHR is very
disappointed with the gazetted draft Zimbabwe Gender Commission Bill,
and [...]

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MMPZ concerned by news of plans to ‘regulate’ social media

MMPZ is shocked by news that the government is in the process of drafting new cyber-security laws to control the activities of social media. While MMPZ does not condone the use of social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, MySpace, LinkedIn, You Tube and the Internet to abuse others, MMPZ is concerned that any [...]

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