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  • Legal Monitor - Issue 200
    Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
    July 08
    , 2013

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    The Legal 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 rights abuses.

    In Redcliff 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.

    In Victoria 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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