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The Commission of Inquiry Must Ensure the Urgent Protection of All Witnesses

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) condemns the arrest and detention of Mthwakazi activists, Mayo Ncube, Welcome Moyo, Marshal Sibanda and Wisdom Mkwananzi. Wisdom Mkwananzi was arrested for allegedly insulting President Emmerson Mnangagwa while testifying before The Commission of Inquiry chaired by former President of South Africa Mr. Kgalema Motlanthe (the Commission). The [...]

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Statement to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights under Agenda Item 4e (24 October-13 November 2018)

Statement on the Overall Human Rights Situation in Zimbabwe Honorable Chairperson, Commissioners, the Secretary of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights; Heads of Government; civil society representatives; invited guests, ladies and gentlemen. All protocol observed. The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum), representing civil society organisations (CSOs) in Zimbabwe, welcomes this opportunity [...]

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RIGHTS BEHIND BARS A 2018 Study of Prison Conditions In Zimbabwe

The rights of persons deprived of their liberty are both explicitly and implicitly provided for in various international and regional instruments.1 Of the various regional and international treaties, Zimbabwe has signed, ratified or acceded to the ICCPR, CEDAW, ICESCR, CRC, CRPD, ACHPR, AWP and the ACRWC. The signing of a human rights instrument does not [...]

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Call for Transparency in the Operations of the Commission of Inquiry Investigating the 2018 Post-Election Violence

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) is disturbed by the lack of transparency with regards to public hearings pertaining to the Commission of Inquiry Investigating the 2018 Post-Election Violence. Lack of Sufficient Information The Commission advertised and invited stakeholders to attend the public hearings on post-election violence. Their advert on ZTV only indicated [...]

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ZCTU MEMBERS ARRESTED AHEAD OF ANTI-GOVT PROTEST AS COURT HEARS CHALLENGE OF DEMO BAN

  The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum has today (the 11th of October) received reports on the arrest of over forty-five (45) Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) members in Harare, Mutare, Masvingo and Gweru to deter them from proceeding with the peaceful protest  against government’s disastrous fiscal and monetary policies. The ZCTU Harare Organising [...]

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