Themes Archives: Access to Justice

South African Court orders investigation of Zimbabwean crimes

Johannesburg, 27 November – In a landmark decision for local and international justice, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal today ordered the South African Police Service (SAPS) to investigate high level Zimbabwean officials accused of committing crimes against humanity in Zimbabwe. In its judgment, the Court made it clear that the perpetrators of systematic torture […]

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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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Chikomo’s trial postponed as top govt official skips court

HARARE Magistrate Elijah Makomo on Tuesday 19 November 2013 postponed to Friday 22 November 2013 the trial of Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum executive director Abel Chikomo on charges of running an “unregistered” organisation after a top government official, Sydney Mhishi, failed to show up in court to testify as a State witness. State prosecutors sought a postponement of […]

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Ongoing International Conference on Transitional Justice

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) and The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) have organized the Second International Conference on Transitional Justice in Zimbabwe (the Conference)  to allow stakeholders and policy makers to interact with the experiences of other countries that have established such commissions before. The conference which is taking place […]

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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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