By Mark | March 25, 2013
Following the referendum on a new constitution for Zimbabwe, the European Union has decided to suspend targeted measures on a further 81 individuals and eight entities.
Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union with regard to the successful Constitutional referendum in Zimbabwe and the review of EU restrictive measures.
The EU congratulates the people of Zimbabwe on a peaceful, successful and credible Read the rest of this entry »
By JoeyA | March 19, 2013
Zimbabwe’s new constitution was approved by an overwhelming majority in Saturday’s referendum, the electoral commission has said. Read the rest of this entry »
By JoeyA | March 18, 2013
Aides to the Zimbabwean prime minister have been arrested on unknown charges. The news came as vote counting was underway in a constitutional referendum. Read the rest of this entry »
By JoeyA | March 11, 2013
HARARE, 08 March 2013-We, the undersigned Zimbabwean Civil Society Organizations, condemn the
sustained and escalating assault on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved in civic education,
human rights monitoring, public outreach and service provision by the State. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | March 8, 2013
8 March, is International Women’s Day. The United Nations have called for people across the world to campaign on the theme “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” Across the world people are increasingly opposing violence against women, and they must. Seven out of ten women worldwide are affected by violence against them.
Zimbabwe will hold elections later this year. The last election in Read the rest of this entry »
“Zimbabwe must respect fundamental freedoms in run-up to constitutional referendum,” warn UN rights experts
By Mark | February 27, 2013
Three United Nations Special Rapporteurs urged today the Government of Zimbabwe to respect international human rights norms and standards pertaining to freedoms of association, of peaceful assembly and of expression in the run up to the constitutional referendum on 16 March and subsequent elections which may take place next July. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | February 25, 2013
South Africa has made a groundbreaking decision to investigate crimes against humanity in Zimbabwe. This unprecedented action positions the country as a global leader in confronting rape worldwide, and provides the first real hope that a past campaign of mass rape will be prosecuted and future atrocities will be prevented. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | February 18, 2013
The EU has lifted the travel ban on six members of the government of Zimbabwe. 21 people and one company have been removed from restrictive measures list (travel ban and asset freeze). A peaceful and credible referendum would be grounds for the removal of majority of remaining measures.
Council conclusions on Zimbabwe Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | January 18, 2013
58 Civil Society Organsiations(CSOs) including ACTSA have released the following joint statement on the criminalisation of CSOs and their work in Zimbabwe
HARARE, 18 January 2013 – We, the Zimbabwean Civil Society Organizations, listed below, (CSOs) condemn the unashamed intimidatory and repressive tactics being employed by the state against civil society organizations and leaders in Zimbabwe, which we have taken note of over a lengthy period. Read the rest of this entry »
Zimbabwe: Human rights activists should be freed and the harassment of civil society organisations stop says ACTSA
By Mark | January 17, 2013
Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA), the successor organisation to the Anti Apartheid Movement, supports the call for the release of the Director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and Chair of the Zimbabwe in Crisis Coalition, Okay Machisa and his four colleagues, one of whom has been detained for a month. Read the rest of this entry »