Themes Archives: Legal System

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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High Court Judge bars launch of voters’ roll analysis.

On 17 July 2013, Harare-based think tank Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) was banned by the High Court from launching a report with its analysis of the voters’ roll. RAU is a non-governmental organisation whose work focuses on women, displacements and governance. The Report can be accessed here:Audit of June 2013 Voters’ Roll 16 July 2013 RAU […]

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Robert F Kennedy Center concerned with pattern of suppression

A delegation organized by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center) recently concluded its mission to Zimbabwe. The purpose of the RFK Center delegation was to assess the human rights situation in the current political environment, and in so doing, identify ways to assist the country’s stakeholders to ensure the […]

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Beatrice Mtetwa and Prime Minister’s employees denied bail

HARARE Provincial Magistrate, Marehwanazvo Gofa on Wednesday 20 March 2013 condemned prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa to languish in prison after she dismissed her bail application together with that of four of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s aides. Please read more here: Mtetwa, PM Officials Denied Bail

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The Death Penalty in Zimbabwe

The bulletin discusses the death penalty in Zimbabwe which is one of the contentious issues that had stalled the on-going constitution-making process in Zimbabwe. The death penalty also referred to as capital punishment, entails legally terminating the life of a convicted criminal or offender to death for a prescribed offence. Thus a state can put […]

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