Zimbabwe suffers a deep culture of systematic violations of human rights, supported by impunity, disregard for the rule of law and an ineffective legal framework for greater human rights accountability. Violence has manifested at every political event since Zimbabwe’s inception. Perpetrators remain in positions of power and victims remain marginalized and blamed. Impunity creates the conditions for new violence because there are no sanctions for human rights violators.
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum convened a Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) anti- impunity round table meeting. This meeting was on the backdrop of the launch of its Anti- Impunity Report that was on the 18th of June 2019 and a shadow bill it developed in terms of Section 210 of the Constitution which the Forum presented at a stakeholders’ validation meeting in Harare on the 16th of July 2019. This bill was further discussed with the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence, Security and Home Affairs at a breakfast meeting hosted by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.
See the full report here.
Civil Society Round Table 20 August 2019