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on Organised Violence and Torture - Gondo case
December 09, 2010
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by H.E. Justice Ariranga Govindasamy Pillay, President
The applicants are victims
of violence inflicted upon them by the National Police and/or the
National Army of the Republic of Zimbabwe (the Respondent). Consequent
upon the acts of violence, the Applicants instituted proceedings
against the Government of Zimbabwe in various Courts in Zimbabwe.
They were successful.
The Courts also made
orders for interest in respect of each award and gave costs to Applicants.
The judment debts have not been paid. It is upon the non-compliance
with the judgments or orders of the Courts that this application
has been brought.
The Applicants' case
is that the Respondent has violated Articles 4 (c) and 6 (1) of
the Treaty of the Southern African Development Community, SADC (the
(a) failing to ensure
that effective remedies are available to them, and thus failing
to act in accordance with the principles of human rights, and
measures likely to jeopardize the principles of human rights provided
for in the Treaty.
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