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Zimbabwe’s Declaration of Rights Explained – Part 1 | Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum

Zimbabwe’s Declaration of Rights Explained – Part 1

The Declaration of Rights, to which every person in Zimbabwe is entitled, has been reproduced from a pamphlet first published by the Legal Resources Foundation (LRF) in 1995. The Human Rights Forum expresses its appreciation to the LRF for permitting this important information to be utilised in this Human Rights Monthly. There are twelve separate and specific rights and freedoms in the Declaration of Rights of which six are described in this Human Rights Monthly. Each right is stated, and then the limitations or exceptions are listed, which put limits on the right. The remaining six Rights and Freedoms from the Constitution are reproduced in the January Human Rights Monthly.

This issue deals with the right to life, right to liberty, right to trial within a reasonable time, protection from slavery and forced labour, protection from inhuman treatment and, finally, protection from deprivation of property.

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