Themes Archives: African Union

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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Portugal Conference ahead of the Africa-EU 2014 Summit

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum will be participating in the Portugal civil society conference, which follows up of the Africa Europe Joint Strategy Civil Society Forum Summit in Brussels in November 2013. The conference comes ahead of the Africa-EU Heads of State Summit on 1-2 April in Belgium, and at a time when there […]

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