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on the refusal by the Supreme Court to declare police holding cells
conditions inhuman and degrading
Constitutional Assembly (NCA)
July 20, 2005
Constitutional Assembly N.C.A. deplores the failure by the Supreme
Court to declare the filthy and unsanitary conditions in holding
cells of the police as inhuman and degrading.
The N.C.A. laments
the failure of the Zimbabwe Constitution to reflect international
human rights standards, and the resultant lack of enthusiasm in
promoting human rights in state organs. The current constitutional
dispensation places priority in upholding State political objectives
at the expense of the human rights of the people under the State's
The N.C.A. is
certain that only a people driven democratic Constitution will bring
about a culture of promoting and respecting human rights to their
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