Themes Archives: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Africa Day Commemoration Statement

As Zimbabwe commemorates Africa Day, the Zimbabwean government must comply with its obligations and commitments under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights to give effect to the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Charter. In so doing the government should address the socio-economic challenges facing the country to avoid social and political upheaval. […]

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African Commission must protect online rights

In a paper presented at the NGO Forum of the African Commission 55th Session, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO forum made the case that “Whilst new technologies may hold great benefits for the developing world, without strong legal frameworks ensuring that rights are adequately protected, they can also pose serious threats to the fundamental human […]

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The Forum’s Side Event at the JPA in France

The forthcoming Africa-EU and Africa-U.S summits in April and August 2014 respectively should provide the EU and the U.S with an opportunity to reflect on their respective relationships with Africa. The EU in particular is not only providing the bulk of financial aid to African states, but also financially supporting blocs like SADC and the […]

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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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Zimbabwe Lawyers issues ultimatum on planned evictions

Attorneys from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights Human have given a 72-hour ultimatum to the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to furnish them with detailed information on how the government will honour its constitutional obligations before rolling out its planned forced evictions of residents in some parts of the country. In […]

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