“During 37 years of President Mugabe’s leadership, tens of thousands of people were tortured, forcibly disappeared or killed. President Mugabe condoned human rights violations, defended criminal actions of his officials and allowed a culture of impunity for grotesque crimes to thrive.

Zimbabwe: Post-Mugabe government must open new chapter of respect for rights

Responding to the news that Robert Mugabe has resigned as President of Zimbabwe, Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International said: “After more than three decades of violent repression, the way forward for the country is to renounce the abuses of the past and transition into a new era where the rule of law is […]

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Images from the Anti- Mugabe peaceful march in Harare recently

Zimbabweans took to the streets on Saturday 18 November 2017 in solidarity with the country’s Zimbabwe Defence Forces’ ‘intervention’ to weed out ‘criminals’ surrounding the President. Millions of people took to the streets and demanded that President Mugabe should step down.   Zimbabweans who took to the street against President Mugabe had a time to […]

'We are aware that the death penalty still exists in our statutes, but the fact that capital punishment was last done in 2005 is laudable. It must be abolished'

Opinion:Mugabe’s stance on death sentence flawed

By NewsDay Zimbabwe It is on record that the death sentence has been outlawed in many civilised societies across the world on the basis that it is a dehumanising, harsh and non-deterrent form of punishment. The fact that there are chilling reports of cold-blooded murders does not justify having it on the country’s statutes.It is […]

“While we welcome the decision to release her, the absurd charges against Martha O’Donovan clearly don’t stand up to scrutiny and must be dropped. We fear she will not be the last to be swept up in the clampdown on social media platforms. “We are calling on the Zimbabwean authorities to stop punishing people simply for exercising their freedom of expression. Social media users must not end up in jail simply for sharing their opinions.”

Zimbabwe: Drop absurd charges over Mugabe tweet

9 November 2017 In response to a Zimbabwean court’s decision to grant bail to Martha O’Donovan, a US citizen who was detained last week after being accused of insulting President Robert Mugabe, Amnesty International Zimbabwe Executive Director Cousin Zilala said: “Martha O’Donovan should not have spent a single night in jail – expressing an opinion […]

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Abolishing Death Penalty

“As someone who has been on death row myself and only saved by an ‘age technicality’, I believe that our justice delivery system must rid itself of this odious and obnoxious provision.” Zimbabwe’s Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Hon Emmerson Mnangagwa, Harare Gardens, 10 October 2013 I was thrilled when Zimbabwe’s new Minister […]

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I Have Rights Too

Ending violence in the home is an issue for the whole community – women and men in Harare, Zimbabwe are using theatre to claim their rights to live free of domestic violence. Hazel is 28 years old. She lives in Hopley Farm settlement in the country’s capital Harare, with her three children, in an area […]

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 General Assembly resolution 217 A as a […]

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World Day Against Child Labour

The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO) sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. It was spurred by ratifications of ILO Convention No. 138[1] on the minimum age for employment andILO Convention No. 182[2] on the worst forms of child labour. […]