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In March, the US government slapped key Zimbabwean officials – including its president – with renewed targeted sanctions, calling for credible, free, and fair elections. The sanctions were in line with recommendations made by Human Rights Watch in US Senate testimony last December and by other ...
“Zimbabwe's government needs to take urgent steps to protect tobacco workers,” said Margaret Wurth, co-author of the Human Rights Watch report. Of the 125 people interviewed, one 12-year-old girl described how she fell ill after handling an unnamed pesticide. “We carry the knapsack and start to spray,” ...

The organisation was founded in 2000 by church-based and human rights organisations, The current members of ZPP are Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ). Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC). Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe (CCJPZ). Counseling Services UM (CSU).
Global watchdog Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Zimbabwe to take urgent steps to stem child labour and other rights abuses on the country's tobacco farms. In a report titled "Bitter Harvest", the HRW revealed that children as young as 11 were working on tobacco farms, often in hazardous ...
Tobacco is a major moneymaker for Zimbabwe. But workers on the farms are subject to human rights abuses and serious health risks. That is according to a report released by Human Rights Watch that highlights the plight of child labourers. The labour ministry says that it has dealt with the cases that were ...
(Harare) – Children and adults who work on Zimbabwe's tobacco farms are facing serious risks to their health as well as labor abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Child labor and other human rights abuses on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe tarnish the tobacco industry's contributions ...

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has urged the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to initiate a process of wholesale reform of electoral laws to ensure the conformity of the Electoral Act to the Constitution. In a statement, the ZLHR said it was concerned that the reform of the ...
... Constitution of Zimbabwe, the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (signed by the President in March 2018) and other regional and international human rights instruments to which Zimbabwe is a state party.
THE Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has called for comprehensive reform of the Electoral Act to guarantee a free, fair and credible election, ... by the President in March 2018) and other regional and international human rights instruments to which Zimbabwe is a state party,” the ZLHR said.
The tribunal found for the farmers on the basis that they were deprived of their land without the right of access to the courts and the right to a fair hearing, both of which are essential human rights. In this way, the tribunal held that the Zimbabwean government breached the provisions in the SADC Treaty.
HARARE - The rather uncharacteristic attack on the country's leadership by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) for seeking medical treatment in foreign hospitals is both bold and refreshing. It is a marked departure from the culture of local State bodies who are largely guided by the dictum ...
Heal Zimbabwe Trust listed human rights violations as having been dominant Zaka, Bikita, Gutu, Bulilima, Muzarabani, Harare, Murehwa, Zvimba, Hurungwe, Chirumhanzu, Kwekwe, Gokwe North, Nyanga, Mutare, Buhera, Chimanimani and Makoni. “Buhera, for the second time, recorded the highest ...
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Zimbabwean government to protect tobacco farmers and their families from abusive practices and child labour. HRW, ahead of the launch of its report on the malpractices, said tobacco growing families were vulnerable to nicotine poisoning and abuse ...
The ruling party, Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) unleashed violent attacks against activists and perceived supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) after its unexpected victory in the 2008 national elections. I was part of the Human Rights Watch ...
Political party violence, whether within parties or between them, has long been a problem in Zimbabwe. The ruling ZANU-PF party has frequently used violence to achieve political advantage, for instance during the 2008 presidential runoff elections when political violence resulted in the killing of more than ...
U.S. President Donald Trump has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe for another year, saying the Harare administration remains a threat to Washington's ... Introduced, supposedly to reign in former President Robert Mugabe for gross human rights abuses and electoral fraud, the sanctions have been ...
Tributes are pouring in for this “hero of the nation”, according to Zimbabwe Standard. Its editorial said: “Tsvangirai is an undoubted hero whose commitment to democracy and human rights will inspire many generations to come.” Brian Raftopoulos, a Zimbabwean academic and activist, said: “He was ...

Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi was in Geneva this week at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva Switzerland. "We continue to consolidate and deepen constitutionalism in Zimbabwe, including the holding of elections every five years. Concrete measures to align Zimbabwe's domestic ...
Harare – Zimbabwean villagers who were evicted from Manzou farm in Mazowe in 2015 to pave way for the then first lady Grace Mugabe have ... to pay the damages as indicated by the court," said Kumbirai Mafunda from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights was quoted as saying by Deutsche Welle.
When the riot police arrived, Zimbabwean farmworker Mary Mhuriyengwe saw her life fall apart as her job and home disappeared in the ruthless land ... Zimbabwe has effectively halted land invasions‚ a major climb-down from a policy that contributed to human rights abuses‚ lawlessness and economic .
... expected to rule on Thursday whether former president Jacob Zuma was complicit in supporting the abolishing of a Zimbabwean human rights tribunal. ... Various Zimbabwean farmers want the South African government's involvement in abolishing the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) ...
The Centre for Natural Resources Governance‚ a research and advocacy civil society organisation‚ said government was behind human rights abuses in the area‚ hence perpetrators were going unpunished. "All the killings in the mining sector are sanctioned by the state‚" Farai Maguwu‚ the organisation's ...
The petition was submitted to Parliament on Tuesday and will be taken to Mnangagwa as well as the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG), the Bocha Community Development Trust (BCDT) and the Chiadzwa Community Development Trust ...
The space for human rights defenders, activists, journalists and opposition political parties was increasingly restricted while people across the world faced a deepening human rights crisis fueled by growing intolerance of dissent and a rise in politics of hate and fear, warned Amnesty International to as it ...
“His death will be felt as a serious blow by those who continue to struggle for human rights, rule of law and social justice in Zimbabwe.” Following a career as a trade unionist, Morgan Tsvangirai rose to the centre of Zimbabwean politics in the late 1990s when he founded the Movement for Democratic ...
In the period under review (24 March- 01 April 2018), Heal Zimbabwe recorded a total of 31 human rights violations from 17 districts. Three categories of human rights violations were recorded. These include intimidation (with threats of violence or threats of withdrawal of food aid or agricultural inputs), ...
Harare — The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has expressed concern over the prolonged industrial action by doctors and urged the government to ensure that an agreement is reached to ease the suffering of the sick. "ZHRC has taken note of and is concerned about the impasse between ...
International human rights group, Amnesty International, is courting the new administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa to work together in improving Zimbabwe's human rights record. Amnesty International, which investigates and exposes rights abuses, is encouraged by President Mnangagwa's ...
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum has called for the arrest and prosecution of law enforcement officers who were involved in the shooting of civilians on Thursday night, following the ban on commuter omnibuses (kombis) from entering the central business district (CBD). Police Commissioner ...


 

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