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Monitor - Issue 200
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
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Monitor reached the 200-edition milestone. But as told by a collage
of pictures captured in the newsletter’s 200th edition there
is not much to toast to. As from the first edition of the newsletter
to the current one, human rights excesses are still dominating the
pages of the weekly newsletter. This week’s edition reminds
Zimbabweans how the observance of human rights is still precarious
in Zimbabwe as from toddlers to the elderly Zimbabweans are still
suffering serious human rights abuses, mainly at the hands of State
actors. Human rights defenders, including lawyers, remain an endangered
species, while ordinary people in towns and villages everyday are
at risk of falling foul to a State which continues to entrench human
and Chikomba, ZLHR assisted two aspiring councillors by filing some
appeals in the Electoral Court which overturned the disqualification
of Lucia Levi, an aspiring independent candidate for ward 8 in Redcliff
Town Council and Eulita Govo, an aspiring MDC-T candidate for Ward
21 in Chikomba District to stand as candidates in the municipal
elections scheduled for 31 July.
Levi and Gowo
had been barred from filing their nomination papers as contestants
when the nomination court sat on 28 June 2013 on the grounds that
they had submitted their papers out of time.
Falls, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) committed to
partner with civil society organizations to monitor the forthcoming
harmonised elections. ZHRC made the undertaking during a momentous
interface with civil society organisations held in the resort town
of Victoria Falls.
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