Zim NGO Forum 2017 Annual Report

This year we enter the second decade of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum’ s (the Forum) existence. In this report, while we highlight the things achieved in 2017, we also reflect on the long journey that began 20 years ago in 1998, when a few members began this journey .It was supposed to be [...]

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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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