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SALC statement on the attacks on human rights defenders and journalists in Zimbabwe

With the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ rights 68th Ordinary Session taking place from 14 April to 4 May 2021, the Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) wishes to highlight the continued harassment and persecution of journalists and human rights defenders in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe adopted a new Constitution in 2013,…
Staff Writer
13 Apr 2021
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: ZIMBABWEANS HAVE BEEN RETURNING HOME IN DROVES

The Citizen The government is also considering ways to allow its expats to vote in elections. African News Agency reports that formerly exiled Zimbabweans have been returning home in droves since the ousting of former president Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is also considering ways to enable millions…
Staff Writer
28 Apr 2018
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationJudgmentsRule of LawZimbabwe

ZIMBABWE: CHALLENGING THE DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF ZIMBABWEANS IN THE DIASPORA

Shumba & Others v Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs & Others SALC supported three members of the Zimbabwe Diaspora, represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, who challenged the provisions of the Electoral Act which prohibit Zimbabweans who live abroad from registering to vote or voting in elections.…
Staff Writer
18 Jan 2018
Articles and OpinionsBusiness and Human RightsFocus areasFocus countriesResourcesSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: HOW ZIMBABWEAN’S LAND CASE ENDED UP IN SOUTH AFRICA’S LEGAL SYSTEM

DISPOSSESSED Zimbabwean farmer Mike Campbell was able to take his case to the judiciary in South Africa because of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal decision, pronounced before it was dissolved, which found Zimbabwe to have been in violation of the Sadc Treaty. Zimbabwe was in contempt of court…
Staff Writer
28 Jan 2013
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeSouth AfricaZimbabwe

Analysis of SALC’s Zimbabwe torture case – universal jurisdiction in action

At the end of March the North Gauteng High Court reserved judgment in SALC’s landmark torture case in which SALC and the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum asked the High Court to set aside a decision of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority and police service not to investigate and prosecute high level Zimbabwean…
Staff Writer
24 Apr 2012