Themes Archives: Forced Relocation

Housing Rights in Zimbabwe

Adequate housing includes such necessities as adequate privacy, adequate space, adequate security, adequate lighting and ventilation, adequate basic infrastructure and adequate location with regard to work and basic facilities – all at reasonable cost. The above implies that the right to housing is much more than simply a roof over one’s head. Housing rights therefore […]

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As Operation Murambatsvina continues, humanitarian catastrophe unfolds

“Operation Murambatsvina” (Operation Restore Order) continued in the month of June leading to problems for civil society, which resulted in fewer reports being compiled because the displaced people could not access the services of human rights organizations. This accounts for the few cases recorded in this report. NGO’s had to restructure their operations in order […]

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Forum Activity – Annual Report 2005

The Environment in 2005 A culture of violence continued to develop in Zimbabwe, which escalates during elections, peaceful demonstrations by civil society and stay-aways. The violence is mainly inflicted on persons who hold differing political views from the ruling party and is in breach of section 21 of the Constitution which states that “no person […]

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