Minimum Demands Adopted by Participants at the Transitional Justice Workshop “Option For Zimbabwe Held at the Holiday Inn Harare on 9 – 10 September 2008

1. No amnesty for:
a. crimes against humanity, torture and other international crimes;
b. rape and other sexual based crimes;
c. Corruption and other crimes of greed.
2. No extinguishing of civil claims against the perpetrators or the State.
3. No guarantee of job security for those found responsible for gross human rights violations and corruption.
4. Comprehensive reparations for victims of human rights violations.
5. A credible and independent truth seeking inquiry into the conflicts of the past which holds perpetrators to account and which provides victims the opportunity to tell their stories with a view to promoting national healing.
6. Independent monitoring and reform of the operations and structure of the police, army, paramilitary, security coordination, administration of justice, food distribution and other organs of state involved in the implementation of the transition.
7. Development of interim or transitional rules to guarantee the rule of law and upholding of all basic rights during the transition, including the right to engage in political activities. These rules must be enforceable. They must be encapsulated in amendments to the Constitution or an interim constitution. Such rules must remain in place until free and fair elections are held and until a final Constitution, endorsed by the people, is in place.
8. Achieve gender equity in official bodies and for transitional justice initiatives to pay particular attention to marginalized communities in Zimbabwe.

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