August 31, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
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 ...[read more]
November 27, 2013
by Julie Deisher
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 ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
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 ...[read more]
November 25, 2013
by Max Slater
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 ...[read more]
October 31, 2013
by Lauren Laing
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 ...[read more]
September 19, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
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, ...[read more]
September 11, 2013
by Michael Muha
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, ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by G. Redd
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 ...[read more]
August 17, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Friday dropped a legal challenge against the recent presidential election results, claiming that they would not receive a fair hearing. President Robert Mugabe who has governed Zimbabwe since it gained its independence in 1980, and his ZANU-PF ...[read more]
August 7, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Prosecutors from the US Attorneys Office for the Northern District of Illinois on Tuesday unsealed a criminal complaint that was filed last month against two men for illegally lobbying US lawmakers on behalf of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. The complaint filed against Prince Asiel Ben Israel ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.