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A study into the torture legislative framework in Zimbabwe: Gaps and opportunities | Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum

A study into the torture legislative framework in Zimbabwe: Gaps and opportunities

The analysis explores the legislation in Zimbabwe, in a effort to identify the gaps and opportunities in relation to outlawing torture in Zimbabwe and providing appropiate redress for torture survivors and penal measures for offenders. To that end, the Statutes of Limitation, Amnesty Laws, Laws regulating security officers as well as Procedural laws are analysed.

Result of the analysis is that the law in Zimbabwe has a lot of gaps in terms of the protection of the freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment. It is argued, there are too many loopholes which facilitate the commission of the crime. Recommendations are made regarding how these gaps can be closed.

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