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Rights group urges ICC to probe Zimbabwe pre-election rights violations
Human rights organization AIDS-Free World on Wednesday renewed calls for an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into allegations of rape and torture in Zimbabwe prior to the 2008 presidential elections . AIDS-Free World released a re (More)
Zimbabwe government appeals cabinet nominee acquittal
Zimbabwe Attorney General Johannes Tomana on Wednesday appealed the recent Supreme Court decision to acquit Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett [BBC profile; JURIST news archive (More)
Zimbabwe high court dismisses terrorism charges against cabinet nominee
Zimbabwe's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed terrorism and other charges against Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Bennett, a close ally (More)
Zimbabwe government voids law restricting foreign ownership of companies
Zimbabwe's government on Wednesday declared void a law mandating that indigenous people have majority ownership in all businesses valued at over $500,000. The law took effect last month, but the country's stock market has since fallen 10 pe (More)
Zimbabwe leaders deny new constitution permits homosexual acts
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] agreed at belated International Women's Day Celebrations on Friday that gay rights should not be consti (More)
Zimbabwe law restricting foreign ownership of companies takes effect
A Zimbabwean law requiring all foreign-owned companies operating in the country to transfer a majority share to local owners went into effect Monday. The Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Act requires all companies worth more than USD $500,00 (More)
Zimbabwe court rejects coerced statements in trial of cabinet nominee
Zimbabwe’s high court Monday struck out evidence from a key witness in the trial of Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Peter Mi (More)
Zimbabwe constitution project suspended indefinitely
Zimbabwean state-run media on Thursday announced the suspension of governmental efforts to collect public opinions on a new constitution for the country. Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana, co-chairman of the committee charged with drafting the document, ci (More)
Zimbabwe trial begins for opposition cabinet nominee
The trial of Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] began Monday, but was adjourned until Wednesday to allow Judge Chinembiri Bhunu to mak (More)
Zimbabwe deports UN torture investigator
Zimbabwe deported UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak [official website; JURIST news archive] Thursday, citing concerns over a meeting of Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders in the capital city of Harare. Nowak was deta (More)