Zimbabwe capacity building, 2002

In 2002, the IBA sent three legal specialists to Zimbabwe to work with the Law Society (LSZ). Activities included organising training, developing a website, coordinating a workshop on UN Mechanisms and the African Commission and training in ethics, office management, human rights and trust management.

The IBAHRI supported the Law Society in organising a Strategic Review held in August 2004 and is currently assisting with a follow-up seminar to design a programme of action based on the findings of the review.

The IBAHRI continued to empower the LSZ to take the leadership role on issues of rule of law and independence of the profession. The IBAHRI also supported the LSZ’s CLE programme by sending experts to participate in training sessions on human rights, combating torture, independence of the judiciary and other human rights related topics.