This analysis looks at what the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) is, its role, functions and mandate.
The ZHRC is a national human rights institution mandated with the promotion and protection of human rights. The functions of the ZHRC are to investigate human rights violations and recommend effective measures to promote human rights and freedom to Parliament. Its establishment was negotiated as one of the deliverables of the Global Political Agreement (GPA). The setting up of the ZHRC is commendable milestone for Zimbabwe in its bid to address human rights violations and is positive indication of the will by government to fulfill its duty to promote and protect human rights.