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'Govt Has Ignored Calls To Stop Torture, Forced Disappearances'

'Govt Has Ignored Calls To Stop Torture, Forced Disappearances'

The Government of Zimbabwe has adopted only 127 out of 264 recommendations made during the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process on 26 January.

Zimbabwe reportedly ignored recommendations on torture and other human rights abuses and only adopted recommendations on social-economic justice.

Speaking during a UPR review meeting hosted by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum on Thursday, Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe programmes manager Mercy Jaravani said:

The top 11 deferred recommendations by the government include the adoption of necessary measures to guarantee the protection of journalists and human rights defenders.

The government also deferred amending laws that guarantee the protection of civic space.

The government also deferred the UN Convention Against Torture, Protection of all Persons Against Forced Disappearance, providing redress to victims of torture as well as the full implementation of the recommendations of the Motlanthe Commission of Inquiry.

The Government, however, made a commitment to support 48% of the 264 recommendations. Said Jaravani:

Government made a commitment to address increasing measures to mitigate change and over-relying on climate-sensitive sectors as key to reducing the country’s vulnerability, to provide citizens with birth certificates and national identity cards in order to ensure access to education, government services, voter roll and many more.

The Government is expected to announce its position on the Third UPR process between June and July this year before the sitting of the Human Rights Council.

More: NewsDay

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12 Comments

Simmons 3 months ago

ndopaunoona kuti its not a gvt but a mafia squad


Youth 3 months ago

Every dictator walk in the same pathway. Nothing new about that. They only understand one language


Tanu Mark Finnity 3 months ago

Zimbabwe has leaders who are ruthless and very evil


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 months ago

I like reading and following on what's happening around the globe, to the west 🇿🇼ZIMBABWE🇿🇼 is the only country with human rights abuse ever since farms were grabbed.

While Putin was bombing Ukraine, Russia's gas was selling like hot cakes to the west for stocks 😀 that i did not read but heard it on France24 when watching.
☝🏽❤


CHAWABVUNZA CHAWABVUNZA 3 months ago

ZANU PF INVITED SANCTIONS UPON THE CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY, ZIMBABWE. THEY DREW THE IRE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY BY THEIR CHAOTIC LAND REFORM PROGRAMME IN WHICH A COUPLE OF WHITE LAND OWNERS WERE SAVAGELY MURDERED. THEY HAVE BEEN TOLD ON SEVERAL TIMES TO STOP CORRUPTION, STOP VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND IMPLEMENT THE RULE OF LAW. HERE THEY WERE ASKED TO IMPLEMENT THESE POLICIES, BUT THEY HAVE REFUSED.


Maparamuro 3 months ago

Gvt is the chief perpetrator of torture and forced disappearances, it would be going against itself if it were to take action against those vices


Machiavelli 3 months ago

Once a thief, Always a thief.
Once a thug, Always a thug.

ZANU defined


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Aiwa ka 3 months ago

Ndipo paanotangira maSanctions as my brother @waveofchange said. These Zanu PF fools then start to say hee-hee maSanctions auya neCCC chii chii apa ivo ndivo vanozvitsvagira vega. Kuita government yechi tsotsi. Kupinza maMurderer nemaThieves paPower😂


Cde 3 months ago

Havasi serious vakuru vedu


Yellow Card 3 months ago

gvment yechibhinya bhinya


WaveOfChange 3 months ago

Ndopanotangira ma sanctions ipapo



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