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... headed by Virginia Mudimu. Residents also filed an urgent chamber application at the High Court through the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZHLR) against Kasukuwere's successor, July Moyo challenging the continued illegal stay of a three-member caretaker commission since August last year.
In a statement yesterday, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) - a network of 30 non-governmental organisations - said they welcome the decision by President Mnangagwa to sign the charter. They urged the government to quickly ... hail
Douglas Coltart, who is part of a broader team of legal practitioners from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) who provide legal advice to the activists, slammed the state's high-handed approach to the group's action. "It's concerning because this is precisely the modus operandi that ...
These have included the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), the Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG), Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), and Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA). And, in recent weeks, political pressure at the national level to take action has ... Protest

In her court papers filed on her behalf by Jeremiah Bamu and Fiona Iliff from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Manjoro, who was arrested together with 28 others, said that she was wrongfully arrested on charges of murdering police inspector Petros Mutedza in May 2011. She was ...
The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights-instructed Advocate Thabani Mpofu argued the matter on behalf of the trio. The new Constitution of 2013, according to the trio's lawyers, guarantees the right to vote for all citizens. Adv Mpofu argued that Section 67 (3) of the supreme law of the country provides that ...
Activists see Zimbabwe's new Public Health Bill as progressive, though not as progressive as it should be. It explicitly mentions key populations (those most at risk of HIV infection) and calls for them to the involved in anti-AIDS planning. But Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights notes that LGBT people are ...
The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights-instructed Advocate Thabani Mpofu argued the matter on behalf of the trio. The new Constitution of 2013, according to the trio's lawyers, guarantees the right to vote for all citizens. Adv Mpofu argued that Section 67 (3) of the supreme law of the country provides that ...
"The membership of organisations such as Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights is populated by women lawyers who are committed activists," she said. "They are working in both rural and urban communities across Zimbabwe to raise awareness of gender ...
"The membership of organisations such as Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights is populated by women lawyers who are committed activists," she said. "They are working in both rural and urban communities across Zimbabwe to raise awareness of ...
The case was heard by the full bench of the Constitutional Court with the applications represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre. Applicants are arguing that residency requirements imposed by the Electoral Act contravene the Constitution ...
They also thanked also the various organisations such as the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, and the National Association of Youth Organisations for their solidarity. The brilliance of the protest has been hailed by many on social media. However, such forms of protest can only work because the local ...
Through their lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Gabriel Shumba, Sibonile Mfumisi, who are both based in South Africa, and one Darlington Nyambiya, who is based in Britain, want the Justice minister and the Zimbabwe ...
The case was heard by the full bench of the Constitutional Court with the applications represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre. Applicants are arguing that residency requirements imposed by the Electoral Act contravene the Constitution ...
In their application, which was filed by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), human rights lawyer Gabriel Shumba and two other applicants, are seeking an order to compel the respondents, who include the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary ...

Mloyie was represented by Jeremiah Bamu and Noble Chinhanu of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. According to the lawyers group, police claimed that Sgt. Mloyie said, “President Mugabe achembera haachakwanisi kutonga nyika ino. Ndiye arikukonzera (sic) kutambura munyika ino uye akaroora ...
The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights successfully filed a habeas corpus application at the High Court ordering senior security officials “to do all things necessary to determine his whereabouts”. High Court Justice David Mangota also directed a team of police detectives to work closely with Dzamara's ...
The blockade of the residents' protest march compelled CHRRA to engage lawyers from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, whose lawyer Fiona Iliff filed an urgent chamber application in the High Court on Tuesday 05 March 2018 challenging the ZRP's refusal to sanction the residents' demonstration.
Moyo, through her lawyer, Thulani Nkala of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, denied the charges arguing that the docket opened against her was fake and police refused to take the alleged beer bottle where she was allegedly drinking from for tests. The officers, under oath, claimed Moyo had ...
He said local human rights groups such as the Zimbabwe Peace Project and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights had documented the hideous crimes of murder, rape and torture perpetrated against opposition supporters, particularly ahead of the presidential run-off election held in June 2008 after the ...
The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) condemned the growing culture of violence by the MDC to resolve and settle political differences. The lawyers group expressed concern that the lack of decisive and punitive action and sanctions on perpetrators of violence was encouraging repeated ...
He is being represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and his application cites comments by Charumbira during meetings with former President Robert Mugabe last October in Bulawayo and again during a meeting of traditional leaders with new President Emmerson Mnangagwa in ...
In his application filed by Tinomuda Shoko and Lizwe Jamela of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Mangoma argued that Chief Charumbira's pronouncements violated constitutional provisions that required traditional leaders to be independent and also infringed on his rights as enshrined in Section 56 ...
"We hope that by the end of March this year all judgements will be delivered and we expect the cited authorities to pay the damages as indicated by the court," said Kumbirai Mafunda from the rights group. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights' motivation in taking up this case was to challenge impunity.
Harare – Zimbabwean villagers who were evicted from Manzou farm in Mazowe in 2015 to pave way for the then first lady Grace Mugabe have reportedly been awarded more than $30 000 as compensation by the court. The villagers were evicted in spite of a court order granting them reprieve to stay on the ...
The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have written to the Chiredzi Town Council over dereliction of duty. By own correspondent. In a letter read in a full council meeting on Tuesday by town secretary, Charles Muchatukwa, which he referred to as a test case, ZLHR demanded that council should ...
Tekeshe, who was represented by Memory Mandingwa of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, was acquitted on Monday 26 February 2018 by a Mutare Magistrate, who ruled that the conduct complained of by State prosecutors does not constitute an offence in terms of Section 41 of Criminal Law ...
Bulawayo — Scores of university students have sustained injuries - and denied treatment - after police brutally dispersed anti-government protests by the scholars in southern Zimbabwe. Lawyers reported the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers set dogs upon the students at the National University of ...
“Like what the judges said, why punishing the children when the officials at Zimsec had not done their job properly. Just like what our lawyer said, that the official were sleeping on duty.” Ms Govhati and Mr Victor Mukomeka — represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) in collaboration ...
The three are being represented by lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC). It is the trio's argument that the residents' requirements imposed under the Electoral Act are unconstitutional and that the new Constitution, which provides for ...
In his application filed by Tinomuda Shoko and Lizwe Jamela of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Mangoma argued that Chief Charumbira's pronouncements violated constitutional provisions that required traditional leaders to be independent and also infringed on his rights as enshrined in Section 56 ...
"We hope that by the end of March this year all judgements will be delivered and we expect the cited authorities to pay the damages as indicated by the court," said Kumbirai Mafunda from the rights group. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights' motivation in taking up this case was to challenge impunity.
The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights says 18 students required medical attention for dog bites. Those arrested paid fines for disorderly conduct and were later released. The students are angry that there haven't been lectures for nearly a month because lecturers are on strike over what they say are ...
The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said it was “saddened by the unbecoming and reprehensible conduct” of the ZRP. “ZLHR considers the ZRP members' conduct and actions to be in violation of Section 208 of the Constitution, which calls on members of the security services to exercise their ...
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) condemns the harassment of MDC-T Vice-President Thokozani Khupe and Douglas Mwonzora at the burial of MDC-T political party leader Morgan Richard Tsvangirai in Buhera. According to media reports published on Wednesday 21 February 2018 and ...
Through their lawyer, Ms Fiona Iliff from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, the lectures said they were shocked to hear that Mrs Mugabe had been awarded a doctorate from their department when they never saw her application, acceptance letter, supervision and even awarding of the degree.
“Like what the judges said, why punishing the children when the officials at Zimsec had not done their job properly. Just like what our lawyer said, that the official were sleeping on duty.” Ms Govhati and Mr Victor Mukomeka — represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) in collaboration ...
The three are being represented by lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC). It is the trio's argument that the residents' requirements imposed under the Electoral Act are unconstitutional and that the new Constitution, which provides for ...
Mukomeka, through his lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and Justice for Children, said the announcement for the 2017 ''O'' Level candidates to resit for the English Paper 2 examination on February 16, 2018, has caused anxiety on his daughter. “Importantly, on completion of the ...
She decided to fight for her rights and sought help from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, whose lawyer Denford Halimani immediately took up the case and successfully argued that ZEC's actions were illegal and Kachingwe's rights as a Zimbabwean citizen had been infringed. Halimani asked the ...
THE Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) on Saturday secured the release of four villagers arrested for allegedly distributing information that falsified President Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration speech last year. NewZimbabwe.com. Asani Sinatala, Andrew Mutela, Wellington Mberikwazvo ...
“The rhetoric was encouraging, but we wait to see the practice,” Moses Donsa Nkomo, a lawyer with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, who represented the villagers in Mazowe, said of Mr. Mnangagwa's pledge. “I'm a bit skeptical. That is the system that has kept them in power until now.” In recent ...
Through their lawyers from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) working in conjunction with the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), who then instructed Mpofu, the three had filed the application for direct access to the ConCourt on October 20, 2017. In the application, they said they were ...
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights filed the petition to allow the diaspora to vote. Diplomats are the only Zimbabweans outside the country who can currently cast ballots. As many as three million people are left unable to vote. Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Acting Chairperson Emmanuel Magade ...
The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights says the electoral laws state that only Zimbabweans resident in the country can vote, and it wants those regulations declared unconstitutional. This case has been brought by two Zimbabweans in South Africa and one in the UK. President Emmerson Mnangagwa ...
ERC is represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights members, Mupanga Bhatasara Attorneys. Charumbira and Moyo are yet to respond opposing the application.
HARARE - National Vendors' Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) chairperson Sten Zvorwadza was yesterday freed in a case in which he was accused of undermining the authority of former president Robert Mugabe. Zvorwadza, who was represented by Jeremiah Bamu of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, ...
She is free for now," said Shava with the organization Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. In previous cases, the government has rarely followed up to summon people again. N.J. woman granted bail in Zimbabwe high court. A smiling O'Donovan, looking relieved, said she had no comment and left the ...


 

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