Erosion of the Rule of Law in Zimbabwe
This 47-page report documents how ZANU-PF has compromised the independence and impartiality of judges, magistrates and prosecutors and transformed the police into an openly partisan and unaccountable arm of ZANU-PF. The report also documents how police routinely and arbitrarily arrest and detain MDC activists, using harassment and detention without charge as a form of persecution. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will hold its summit meeting on November 9 to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe.
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- "Our Hands Are Tied"
- I. Summary
- II. Recommendations
- III. Methodology
- IV. Background
- V. A Compromised Judiciary
- VI. Magistrates and Prosecutors under Pressure
- VII. A Politicized and Partisan Police Force
- VIII. Restoring the Rule of Law and Addressing Accountability under a New Government
- IX. Acknowledgements