Themes Archives: Civil and Political Rights

An Examination of ZEC’s Management of the 2013 Elections

The manner in which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) conducted the 31st July, 2013 general election has been the subject of much discussion. The timeliness of this report, coming as it does sixteen months after the poll, may also seem redundant. However, several events make it necessary to highlight and bring to the fore once [...]

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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 [...]

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ZANU PF & the Succession Issue- RAU/Forum Report

Despite claims from ZANU PF functionaries that the ZANU PF constitution contains clear succession procedures, all the necessary ingredients are present for singular unpleasantness upon the demise of the head of state. This is probably something of which President Mugabe is all too aware. It is thus likely that he may seek to guide the [...]

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SADC CSOs Communique

The SADC Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) Communique, made at the Regional Civil Society conference held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on 15 August 2014, expressed human rights concerns and made recommendations to the SADC Summit that was held in Victoria Falls on 17 and 18 August 2014. Read more …  Regional Civil Society Communique

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