Author Archive | eustinah

Transitional Justice in Pre-transitional Times. Are there any lessons for Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe is a country that has been the subject of sustained impunity for gross human rights violations, from the pre-colonial period to present. Acts of gross human rights violations that include extra-judicial killings, murders, torture displacements, enforced starvation, and detentions, amongst other human rights violations have been committed with impunity. This has raised demands for [...]

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Organised Violence & Torture Report: February 2017

Zimbabwe’s political terrain continues to be defined by violence. As preparations for the 2018 harmonized elections gather momentum, cases of inter party violence were reported and documented. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) were reported as the main perpetrators of violence. The country is currently under threats [...]

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January Organised Violence and Torture Report

The Zimbabwe social, political and economic situation remains fragile, which has a debilitating effect on citizens’ livelihood and well-being. As the country moves towards the 2018 elections, stakes have risen and structures of violence are beginning to emerge. The Bikita West by- election pointed to potential violence in the upcoming 2018 presidential elections. The by-election [...]

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Indiscriminate Arrest and Assault of Vendors

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) is concerned by the unwarranted clampdown on vendors by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in Harare Central Business District that has resulted in the arbitrary arrest and torture of vendors. Arbitrary arrest, torture, and the propensity of the ZRP officers to use brutal force on citizens is [...]

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