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CONSTITUTIONALISM STILL ELUSIVE TWO YEARS INTO NEW DISPENSATION

22 May 2015

 

22 May 2015 marks the second anniversary of the birth of the new Constitution of Zimbabwe – a document purportedly approved by 94.5% of Zimbabweans who voted in the constitutional referendum in March 2013.

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STATEMENT ON THE GENERAL LAWS AMENDMENT BILL

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) acknowledges the gazetting of the General Laws Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) on 8 May 2015. This Bill has been introduced two years after the Constitution was adopted and ‘makes amendments to Acts to bring them into conformity with the Constitution.’ It also provides for other related matters. This Bill seeks to align 126 statutes with the new Constitution of Zimbabwe.

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ZLHR Launches Simplified Constitution Factsheets

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has produced and launched four simplified factsheets on constitutional rights, which include the right to education, the right to health care, the right to safe, clean and potable water and the right to freedom from arbitrary eviction.

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International Day for the Right to Truth Passes But Dzamara Still Disappeared

25 March 2015

 

As the United Nations commemorated the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims on 24 March 2015, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) remains gravely concerned about the continued disappearance of Itai Dzamara, a pro-democracy activist who has been missing for the last 16 days.

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Pre-Trial Detention in Zimbabwe

In the public interest, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) finds it pertinent to once again share the report entitled "Pre-Trial Detention in Zimbabwe-An Analysis of the Criminal Justice System and Conditions of Pre-Trial Detention," jointly published by ZLHR, Law Society of Zimbabwe and Community Law Centre at the University of Western Cape in February 2014. 

 

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