Zimbabwe race-based farm seizure law upheld

Zimbabwe race-based farm seizure law upheld

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe, which four years ago rejected government plans to seize thousands of white-owned farms and turn them over to black Zimbabweans, has upheld a controversial law passed in 2002 to enable the government to expand farm seizures. The Independent Online has more. Human Rights Watch has details on the human rights issues raised by the country's "fast-track land reform" plan, while PBS provides an overview of Mugabe's increasingly heavy-handed efforts to enable the executive branch to seize white-owned farms at will and without compensation.