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  • Strikes and Protests 2007- Save Zimbabwe Campaign

  • Rally and public gathering bans position paper
    Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
    April 11, 2007

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    The right to free assembly incorporating processions is the cornerstone of any democratic state. This paper will examine the implications of banning political meetings, assemblies and demonstrations by the police in Zimbabwe. The discussion will center on human rights law relating to free assembly. This paper is divided in four parts. The first
    part shows the importance of assemblies. The second part covers freedom of assembly as a human right and whether it can be limited or derogated from under human rights instruments. The third part will highlight the critical provisions of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) of Zimbabwe in a nutshell, emphasising relevant sections dealing with rallies, gatherings and demonstrations that impede on the freedom of assembly. A discussion on the ban for three months of political gatherings and meetings by the police will ensue.

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