Sources Archives: International Liaison Office

Human Rights, Rule of Law & Democracy 2014 Annual Report

Key Findings and Recommendations   The successful adoption of the new constitution in 2013 represented both an important achievement for political cooperation in Zimbabwe, as well as constituting a significant step toward the realization of a functioning human rights framework. The human rights situation remained relatively stable throughout 2014, with a significant improvement on previous [...]

Continue Reading

A comparative analysis of Zimbabwe’s proposed digital crime law

The Zimbabwean government is increasing its computer forensics investigation capabilities through a proposed cyber- crime law, which is still at draft bill stage. If passed, this law would allow the authorities to remotely install spying tools onto a person’s device. A magistrate could authorize such actions if they are satisfied on the basis of an [...]

Continue Reading

Field Study into Perceptions of the Right to Privacy in Zimbabwe

This research is based on the right to privacy perception study undertaken in Zimbabwe. The report makes the finding that although enshrined in the Zimbabwean Constitution, privacy rights are still far from being protected and are being infringed by people in positions of authority. This is attributable to their vague understanding of citizens’ privacy rights [...]

Continue Reading

Girls’ access to education: a threatened right

Paper presented by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum during the Women Forum Panel  “Giving girls the education they deserve “, on 29 November, 2014 during the 28th SESSION of the Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Strasbourg (France).The paper, which coincides with the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence discusses  general threats [...]

Continue Reading

African Union Convention on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection

The African Union Convention on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection was adopted the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union which concluded in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 27 June 2014. The Convention, which substantively brings the language of ‘privacy’ at this level seeks to establish a legal framework for Cyber-security and Personal [...]

Continue Reading

Design and development supported by HURIDOCS.