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Zimbabwe government must guarantee citizens human rights: AI
Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] on Monday urged [report, PDF; press release] Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to protect human rights embodied in the country's new constitution . The report, entitled "Human Rights (More)
Zimbabwe court dismisses allegations of unfair elections
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 (More)
Zimbabwe opposition drops challenge to election results
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 (More)
Zimbabwe president bypasses parliament to change election laws
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Thursday used a presidential decree to bypass parliament in order to make changes to electoral laws in compliance with the Constitutional Court's order to hold elections by July (More)
Zimbabwe constitutional court orders elections by end of July
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court on Friday imposed a July 31 election deadline and ordered President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to announce a date soon. The ruling came in response to a case filed by a citizen in an attempt to g (More)
Zimbabwe president signs new constitution into law
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday signed the country's new constitution into law, clearing the path to pivotal elections later this year. The new constitution limits future presidents to two five-year (More)
Zimbabwe court orders immediate release of detained rights laywer
Zimbabwe's High Court on Monday ordered the immediate release of Beatrice Mtetwa, a prominent human rights lawyer who was detained for eight days for obstructing the course of justice. Mtetwa was arrested on March 17 along with four officials from (More)
Zimbabwe voters approve new constitution
Zimbabweans approved a new constitution that limits future presidents to two five-year terms, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission said on Tuesday. In a nationwide referendum on Saturday nearly 95 percent of voters supported the passage of the draft (More)
Zimbabwe president, PM reach agreement on new constitution
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and the country's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] reached an agreement on Thursday on a new constitution. Details of the agreement have not yet (More)
Zimbabwe high court dismisses Finance Minister's illegal arrest suit
The Zimbabwe Supreme Court announced Monday that it would refuse to hear a civil rights case brought by Finance Minister Tendai Biti over his 2008 arrest on treason charges because he did not file an appeal in time. Biti, who is secretary general (More)
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