Themes Archives: Torture

Never Again: Ending Violence in Zimbabwe is Everyone’s Business

On 24 April 2014, the Standing Rules and Orders Committee of the Parliament of Zimbabwe released a Call for Public Nominations for Persons To Serve on the Independent Commissions in line with Chapter 12 of Zimbabwe’s new Constitution.  The Constitution establishes five independent commissions namely, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, the Zimbabwe […]

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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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Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission pre-election statement

 29 July 2013, The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) is an independent institution established in terms of Section 242 of the new Constitution of Zimbabwe, 2013 (Section 100R of the old Constitution). In keeping with our mandate as already highlighted in our 13th and 17th July 2013 Press statements, we have been observing and monitoring […]

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