March Organised Violence and Torture Report

Zimbabwe continues to face serious challenges on the political, economic and social front. The state of human rights situation remains unchanged and continues to be defined by rights violations. On the political front, there is a real threat of political instability and potential violence as the country prepares for the harmonized elections in 2018 as [...]

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ZimRights and the Forum Condemn Police Torture in Gutu

As the government of Zimbabwe rejects the recommendation by member states to ratify the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT) and its Optional Protocol , police officers continue to torture citizens. Anna Masuka of Ngundu Village in Gutu South Constituency, under Chief Nyamande was subjected to inhuman and degrading [...]

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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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