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Arrests and detentions on Referendum day

The Forum’s member ZIMBABWE Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has today continued to be actively involved in following the referendum day events and providing related legal support services. On Saturday 16 March 2013, ZLHR lawyers provided legal assistance to several people who were arrested and subsequently detained as they exercised or attempted to exercise their […]

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Who will defend the human rights defenders?

This report documents and analyses the harassment of human rights defenders in Zimbabwe between January 2012 and February 2013, a period during which political temperatures have been rising in anticipation of a Constitutional Referendum and elections. Access the full report as pdf: Who will defend the human rights defenders  

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Constitutionalising Transitional Justice

On 31 January 2013, the Parliamentary Select Committee (COPAC) published the final draft of the Zimbabwean Constitution with 345 sections.  There are many aspects of the draft that are relevant to Zimbabwe’s transitional justice discourse.  The Forum presents this brief analysis on the key issues related to transitional justice in Zimbabwe.  Please follow the link […]

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Civil imprisonment for perpetrator of political violence

The Forum welcomes the arrest and the subsequent civil imprisonment of Garikayi Nyamakambo on 25 February 2013 by the Marondera Deputy Sheriff. This comes after the Forum successfully applied for a warrant for civil imprisonment against Nyamakambo at the Harare High Court. Nyamakambo led two other ZANU PF supporters and assaulted Caleb Marange in 2006 […]

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Political Violence in Chitungwiza

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) has received reports of politically motivated violence in Unit O and L Chitungwiza, where ZANU-PF supporters reportedly assaulted a group of MDC youths who were carrying out civic education on 20 February 2013. The Forum has interviewed two female youths aged 18 and 26 who are currently […]

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