Pre-Trial Detention in Zimbabwe

Pre-Trial Detention in Zimbabwe

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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.

 

The 54 page report was published after the three organisations conducted a study in order to develop a better understanding of the variance between the police and legislative frameworks that govern pre-trial detention and the conditions in detention facilities in Zimbabwe and to provide concrete recommendations to improve the situation. It may help if the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services could take a moment to go through the publication and consider implementing some of the recommendations and help avoid mutinies within the country’s rehabilitation centres.