Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica, Vol 14, No 3 (2018)

Selected Challenges Associated with Civil and Political Rights Violations in Zimbabwe (Part 2).

Pontsho Mokone, Howard Chitimira

Abstract


Civil and political rights abuses are still rife in Zimbabwe. This could have been worsened by the inconsistent and selective application and enforcement of the the Lancaster House Constitution of Zimbabwe 1979 (SI 1979/1600) as amended by Act 1 of 2009 which introduced amendment 19 of 2009 (Lancaster House Constitution) as well as the Zimbabwe Constitution Amendment Act 20 of 2013 (Zimbabwe Constitution 2013). Ironically, most of these abuses are sometimes committed by government enforcement agencies against any persons that are deemed to be opponents and/or enemies of the state and its organs in Zimbabwe. Therefore, as indicated in the Part I of this article, selected factors affecting the protection of civil and political rights in Zimbabwe are discussed in this article. 

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