Themes Archives: Legal System

Pre-Trial Detention Report by ZLHR

This study, which was launched on 27 February, was informed by the need to understand the variance between the policy
and legislative frameworks that govern pre-
trial detention and the conditions in detention facilities in Zimbabwe, and to provide concrete recommendations to improve the situation. It was undertaken in the context of a country emerging from over [...]

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Martha Tholanah summoned to stand trial on charges of running an “unregistered” organisation

On 4 December 2013, human rights defender Ms Martha Tholanah was summoned to appear in Rotten Row Magistrate Court. She has been charged with running an “unregistered” organisation under Section 6 (iii) of the Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) Act and will appear in court on 12 December 2013. Martha Tholanah is Chairperson of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ). GALZ is an [...]

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African Commission accept WOZA case

Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) has received formal notification from the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) that a recent communication, outlining continued human rights abuses perpetrated against WOZA members, was accepted during the 14th Extraordinary Session held from July 20–24, 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. By accepting the communication, the ACHPR requests that [...]

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Toddler & mother detained over bombing of ZANU PF offices

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights Alert Zimbabwean police have arrested a woman and her toddler in connection with the alleged bombing of some Zanu PF sub-offices in Harare’s high density suburb of Highfield. Spiwe Pambayi aged 32, together with her one year-old baby, Clifford Mbewe, endured two nights in police custody, first at Machipisa Police Station and [...]

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Glen View 29 Case: Judge’s disquiet with police conduct

HIGH Court Judge Justice Chinembiri Bhunu on Thursday 19 September 2013 railed on Zimbabwe’s police officers over their unprofessional conduct in the arrest and detention of several human rights and political activists who were charged over the murder of a police officer, Inspector Petros Mutedza. In a judgment delivered on Thursday morning in Court A at the High [...]

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