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EU high court upholds sanctions on Zimbabwe
April 22, 2015
The EU General Court on Wednesday upheld sanctions placed on individuals and companies in Zimbabwe. The action, brought in 2012 by Zimbabwe's Attorney-General Johannes Tomana and 120 other individuals, challenged sanctions first imposed in 2002 as a result of the EU's concerns regarding pre-election....... [more]

Amnesty urges Zimbabwe president to address African rights concerns
January 31, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday urged Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to address human rights concerns in Zimbabwe and other parts of the African continent. AI wants Mugabe to utilize his position of Chairperson of the African Union (AU) to stabilize areas that have been characterized by rec....... [more]

Zimbabwe court halts eviction of farmers
January 13, 2015
Zimbabwe's High Court on Tuesday ordered an immediate halt to the demolition of the homes of farmers who were evicted to clear space for a game park envisioned by First Lady Grace Mugabe. The case was brought by six farmers who sought temporary relief against the police and the ministry of land and....... [more]

Zimbabwe drafting cyber laws to regulate social media
August 31, 2014
The Zimbabwean government stated this week that it is in the process of developing new cyber laws to regulate social media. Caecilia Nyamutswa, legal director of the regulatory organization Potraz, communicated to an information and communication technology (ICT) committee that the bills are ready....... [more]

South Africa high court rules authorities must investigate Zimbabwe crimes against humanity
November 27, 2013
The South African Supreme Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that South African authorities have a duty to investigate and prosecute international crimes, regardless of where those crimes were committed. In the case, National Commissioner of the South African Police Service v. Southern African Human Ri....... [more]

Zimbabwe judge acquits prominent human rights lawyer
November 26, 2013
A Zimbabwean magistrate on Tuesday acquitted human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa on charges of obstructing justice and being unruly to police officers. Mtetwa was arrested in March, and was determined to be a flight risk. She was denied bail, and has been on trial since June. Officers claimed th....... [more]

Zimbabwe government must guarantee citizens human rights: AI
November 25, 2013
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday urged Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to protect human rights embodied in the country's new constitution. The report, entitled "Human Rights Agenda," calls on Zimbabwe's government to end human rights violations, such as suppressing freedom of expression and in....... [more]

Zimbabwe high court rebukes insult-laws prosecution
October 31, 2013
Zimbabwe's highest court on Wednesday rebuked state prosecutors who have been pursuing actions against people for insulting President Robert Mugabe. The court said that this kind of prosecution only brought more disrespect to Mugabe, who has been Zimbabwe's president since the country's independenc....... [more]

Zimbabwe court orders release of 21 members of opposition party
September 19, 2013
Zimbabwe's high court on Thursday ordered the release of 21 activist members of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) who had been detained for over two years in connection with the death of police officer Petros Mutedza. The individuals are among 29 activists, referred to as the Glen View 29, wh....... [more]

Southern African Tribunal Weakened By Endorsment of Mugabe Re-Election
September 11, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnist Drew F. Cohen, a clerk for the Constitutional Court of South Africa, discusses the consequences of the Southern African Development Community endorsing Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's re-election...Despite requests from Botswana to open an investigation into voter fraud, so....... [more]

Zimbabwe court dismisses allegations of unfair elections
August 21, 2013
The constitutional court of Zimbabwe ruled Tuesday that July's presidential elections were fair, effectively allowing President Robert Mugabe to continue his 33-year rule. This ruling is controversial because the complaint by presidential hopeful Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Chan....... [more]


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