Themes Archives: Violence on Farms

Adding Insult to Injury – a Preliminary Report on Human Rights Violations on Commercial Farms 2000-2005

Widespread human rights violations were inflicted upon white farmers and black farm workers by agents of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s government during the seizures of white-owned farms from 2000 to 2005. This report finds that the gross human rights violations, and the violations of rights generally, were much greater than had been previously assumed. It [...]

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Zimbabwe’s Failure to Meet the Benchmarks in the Cotonou Agreement

Unlike its predecessor, the Cotonou Agreement expanded the cooperation between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States into the political sphere, explicitly giving cognisance to the fact that issues of governance are inseparable from economic development. This aspect of the agreement has been successively strengthened, particularly through amendments introduced by Annexure [...]

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