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The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) joins all Zimbabweans and the rest of the world in commemorating World Press Freedom Day. In any democracy, the role of the press is critical as it fulfills its normative roles of educating, entertaining and informing citizens such that they can make informed decisions about their lives. [...]

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Outcry over Erosion of Workers’ Rights in the ‘New Dispensation.’

Thousands of workers yesterday, along with their trade unions and non-governmental organisations, put up a united front and thronged Dzivarasekwa Stadium for the International Workers’ Day commemorations where they lashed out at government for violating labour rights. Organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), the celebrations came a few weeks after nurses were [...]

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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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