Zimbabwe

NEWS RELEASE: SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL ORDERS SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE TO INVESTIGATE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY COMMITTED IN ZIMBABWE

Johannesburg, 27 November – In a landmark decision for local and international justice, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal today ordered the South African Police Service (SAPS) to investigate high level Zimbabwean officials accused of committing crimes against humanity in Zimbabwe. In its judgment, the Court made it clear …» Read More

SALC and Another v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others

This was the first case in South Africa to be brought in terms of the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act 27 of 2002. The matter was heard by Judge Hans Fabricius in the Pretoria High Court in March 2012 and judgment is expected in May 2012.» Read More

A Grim Reality for Human Rights Defenders in Zimbabwe

Despite noble efforts to protect human rights defenders and their right to protect fundamental freedoms, some African states continue to attack NGO activists, journalists, lawyers, doctors, academics and anyone else carrying out a human rights activity.» Read More

ZimLII: Free Access to Legal Information from Zimbabwe

The African Legal Information Institute has commenced work to set up an internet-based law reporting system for Zimbabwe. The information portal will carry court judgments, legislation, bills, regulations, commission reports, academic journals and various legal information of interest.» Read More

Judging Judges in Zimbabwe: The Case of Justice Paradza

The cases of Justice Paradza of Zimbabwe and Justice Hlophe of South Africa bear a striking resemblance.» Read More