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‘Most Zimbabweans victim of State torture tactics’

THE majority of Zimbabwe’s population, estimated at around 13 million people, has been tortured by State security apparatus in one way or the other and required some form of compensation, renowned human rights lawyer Alec Muchadehama has said. Muchadehama, who is a member of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO-Forum, told NewsDay yesterday that the country [...]

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Human Rights in Zimbabwe One Year into the Government of National Unity (GNU) – Time to Ratify Conventions

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) calls on the Government of Zimbabwe to ratify the United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and the International Convention on the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance. Zimbabwe has a protracted and infamous history of gross human rights violations. Violence, [...]

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International Day against Torture

The United Nations (UN) International Day in Support of Victims of Torture was first observed on 26 June 1998. This date, 26 June was chosen by the United Nations because on the same day in 1987, the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment came into force – and [...]

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Statement on The Amani Trust

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum is a network of human rights organisations which came together in 1998 to co-ordinate the provision of legal and psycho-social services to victims of organised violence and torture in Zimbabwe. The Amani Trust is a member of the Human Rights Forum, which was founded in 1998 and comprises 12 [...]

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