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Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Zimbabwe including a fact-finding mission and report, trial observations and capacity building.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Thursday, 15 June 2017
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Panel discussion: Launch of the IBAHRI fact-finding mission report on rule of law in Zimbabwe Panel discussion: Launch of the IBAHRI fact-finding mission report on rule of law in Zimbabwe

On Wednesday 21 September 2011 the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) launched its fact-finding report on Zimbabwe, in Johannesburg, South Africa.The expert panel discussed the findings and recommendations of the report, and the future of Zimbabwe, three years on from the Global Political Agreement (GPA).

Friday, 30 December 2011 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe fact-finding, 2001 Zimbabwe fact-finding, 2001

An IBAHRI delegation of distinguished international judges and lawyers visited Zimbabwe between 12 March 2001 and 18 March 2001

Friday, 30 November 2001 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe capacity building, 2002 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.

Saturday, 30 November 2002 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe trial observation, 2005 Zimbabwe trial observation, 2005

The IBAHRI sent a Trial Observer to Zimbabwe’s Provisional Magistrate’s Court in Bulawayo to hear a trial concerning 29 members of the human rights group Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA).

Wednesday, 30 November 2005 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe fact-finding, 2007 Zimbabwe fact-finding, 2007

The IBAHRI sent a team of experts for a fact-finding visit to Zimbabwe in August 2007. The visit was prompted by increasing international, regional and domestic concerns at the apparent erosion of the rule of law in Zimbabwe.

Friday, 30 November 2007 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe media activity, 2005 - 2008 Zimbabwe media activity, 2005 - 2008

The IBAHRI has heavily criticised the detention of human rights activists in Zimbabwe.

Sunday, 30 November 2008 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe trial observation, 2008 Zimbabwe trial observation, 2008

In June 2008 there were a series of arrests made prior to the run off elections. Many of those arrested were practising lawyers, and in some cases were carrying out their professional duties at the time of arrest.

Sunday, 30 November 2008 Friday, 30 November 2012
Zimbabwe trial observation, 2009 Zimbabwe trial observation, 2009

On 25 June 2009, the IBAHRI sent a trial observer to the hearing of Jestina Mukoko and other political abductees before the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe.

Monday, 30 November 2009 Thursday, 31 January 2013
Zimbabwe fact-finding, 2011 Zimbabwe fact-finding, 2011

The IBAHRI undertook a two week mission to Zimbabwe, in June 2011, to investigate progress of the rule of law in Zimbabwe. The subsequent report, Zimbabwe: time for a new approach, illustrates how the rule of law is still under threat in many areas in Zimbabwe. The issues of independence of the Attorney-General and the judiciary and justice for victims of violence during the 2008 elections remain current and must be addressed before the next elections.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 Friday, 30 November 2012
IBA calls for the immediate release of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa IBA calls for the immediate release of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa

News release: 18 March 2013 - The International Bar Association (IBA) calls for the immediate release of Beatrice Mtetwa – former president of the Law Society of Zimbabwe and prominent human rights lawyer. Ms Mtetwa was arrested on Sunday 17 March on charges of obstructing the course of justice and remains in police custody despite a high court order for her release.

Monday, 18 March 2013 Tuesday, 19 March 2013
President Mugabe comments undermining the independence of the judiciary in Zimbabwe condemned by IBAHRI President Mugabe comments undermining the independence of the judiciary in Zimbabwe condemned by IBAHRI

News Release: Monday, 16 March 2015. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns President Robert Mugabe’s recent comments challenging the legal right of any judge to intervene in what he deems to be internal ZANU-PF party matters, and also his questioning of the educational qualifications of any judge willing to hear the case recently brought by two former ZANU-PF party members in Zimbabwe’s High Court.

Monday, 16 March 2015 Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Joint civil society statement: Zimbabwe must respect and protect the right to freedom of peaceful assembly Joint civil society statement: Zimbabwe must respect and protect the right to freedom of peaceful assembly

10 December 2016. On Human Rights Day 2016, the IBAHRI issued a joint statement with 7 other organisations strongly condemning the government of Zimbabwe’s failure to respect and protect citizens’ right to peacefully assemble. The statement expressed particular concern at the number of human rights defenders and protestors who have been threatened, abducted, arbitrarily detained, and tortured in apparent retaliation for

Saturday, 10 December 2016 Monday, 12 December 2016
Joint letter to President Mugabe of Zimbabwe raises concern over Constitution Amendment Bill Joint letter to President Mugabe of Zimbabwe raises concern over Constitution Amendment Bill

A joint letter was sent to the President of Zimbabwe on the 3rd of August, calling on him to veto a bill proposing changes to judicial appointments that would undermine the independence of the judiciary and threaten the rule of law in Zimbabwe.

Thursday, 3 August 2017 Thursday, 10 August 2017
Zimbabwe: Daring to hope for democracy Zimbabwe: Daring to hope for democracy

During the 1980s, South Africans weighed down by apartheid loved to travel to Zimbabwe, to breathe in the newly independent nation’s heady air of freedom and hope. Few would have forecast that during the next two decades there would be democracy in South Africa while Zimbabwe hurtled towards tyranny and collapse, prompting millions of citizens to head south or scatter across the world. Today, post-Robert Mugabe, people are daring to hope again. Prospects seem mixed but Sternford Moyo, the internationally r

Friday, 1 December 2017 Monday, 4 December 2017