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Court Watch 20-2012

COURT WATCH 20/2012

[24th October 2012]

Anglican Church Cases: Supreme Court Dismisses 5 Appeals

& Reserves Judgment in 2

This bulletin will outline the background of these cases, Monday’s Supreme Court hearing, the position while judgment is awaited, and give a brief summary of previous relevant court decisions leading to these appeals

Background

Court Watch 13-2012

COURT WATCH 13/2012

[24th July 2012]

Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum Director Abel Chikomo in Court 25th July

Time:  8.30 am.   Court No. 5, Magistrates Court, Rotten Row.

This case is of wide interest and importance for human rights activists and the NGO sector

Court Watch 12-2012

COURT WATCH 12/2012

[12th July 2012]

Case Against Torture

[continued from Court Watch 11/2012 of 30th June]

Court Watch 11/2012 outlined two recent criminal prosecutions of police officers for conduct amounting to torture – welcome evidence of action by the relevant authorities to end an established culture of impunity for State agents:

Court Watch 11-2012

COURT WATCH 11/2012

[30th June 2012]

Two Cases of Alleged Torture by Police Officers

To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, this bulletin draws attention to two recent court cases in which the State has prosecuted police officers for conduct that can be defined as “torture”. 

Court Watch 8-2012

COURT WATCH 8/2012

[25th April 2012]

Release of Accused on Bail Repeatedly Thwarted by State

Misuse of the Law [Section 121(3) of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act]

Court Watch 6-2012

COURT WATCH 6/2012

[29th March 2012]

Constitutional Appeals to Supreme Court

Prosecutions Which Have Taken Too Long

Freedom of Expression Appeals

Compensation for Torture

1.  Prosecutions which have Taken too Long

Court Watch 5-2012

COURT WATCH 5/2012

[14th March 2012]

Update on (1) Glen View 29 Murder Trial; (2) State v Gwisai and Others

State v Solomon Madzore and 28 Others: the Glen View 29 Murder Trial

Adjournment to 15th March

Court Watch 4-2012

COURT WATCH 4/2012

[9th March 2012]

MDC-T National Youth Assembly president and party activists to be tried for murdering police officer

State v Solomon Madzore and 28 Others

The trial will start this coming Monday, 12th March, in the High Court, Harare

Court Watch 3-2012

COURT WATCH 3/2012

[23rd February 2012]

This bulletin outlines two cases involving deaths arising from inter-party political violence – both of which were eventually heard and resulted in convictions in the High Court.  The first case took an extraordinarily long time to come to trial – just under 10 years from original arrest to trial.  The second case took over two years from arrest to trial.

Killings in 2002 - Convictions in 2012

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