Zimbabwe

Using Science for Justice: The Implications of the Expert Consensus Statement on Zimbabwe’s HIV Criminalisation Law

Using Science for Justice: The Implications of the Expert Consensus Statement on Zimbabwe’s HIV Criminalisation Law

Criminalising HIV emboldens the dangerous myth that people living with HIV are culpable for the epidemic.
Landmark Transgender Ruling in Zimbabwe: An Opening for Future LGBTQIA Activism and Litigation? 

Landmark Transgender Ruling in Zimbabwe: An Opening for Future LGBTQIA Activism and Litigation? 

On the 14th of November 2019, Judge Bere of the High Court of Zimbabwe ruled in favour of Ricky (Rikki) Nathanson, ...
Coup, Constitution and Commission: Commission of Inquiry into Zimbabwean Electoral Violence Confirms Military Killings of Civilians

Coup, Constitution and Commission: Commission of Inquiry into Zimbabwean Electoral Violence Confirms Military Killings of Civilians

In a series of earlier posts, I have tracked a series of events in Zimbabwe beginning with the military-assisted ...
Standard of Proof in Zimbabwe’s Presidential Petition: A Response

Standard of Proof in Zimbabwe’s Presidential Petition: A Response

On 5 September 2018, renowned scholar Alex Magaisa published a piece on the standard of proof in Zimbabwe’s ...
Zimbabwe’s Presidential Petition: The Standard of Proof

Zimbabwe’s Presidential Petition: The Standard of Proof

The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe (the Court) last week upheld the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as the duly ...
Coup, Constitution and the Court: Zimbabwean Constitutional Court whitewashes flawed rigged elections

Coup, Constitution and the Court: Zimbabwean Constitutional Court whitewashes flawed rigged elections

Today, the Constitutional Court dismissed a legal challenge to Zimbabwe’s presidential elections. In my previous ...
Coup, Constitution and the Count: Zimbabwe’s Disputed Elections

Coup, Constitution and the Count: Zimbabwe’s Disputed Elections

In November 2017, Robert Mugabe’s 38-year rule ended. At the time, I called this what it was – a coup – though ...
Coup and Constitution in Zimbabwe Part 2: A Path Back to Constitutionalism

Coup and Constitution in Zimbabwe Part 2: A Path Back to Constitutionalism

In my previous post, I observed that the military action in Zimbabwe – whatever name it goes by – made a profound ...
Coup and Constitution in Zimbabwe Part 1: The Military Action is Profoundly Unconstitutional

Coup and Constitution in Zimbabwe Part 1: The Military Action is Profoundly Unconstitutional

On 14 November 2017, the Zimbabwe Defence Force (ZDF) took control of key parts of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare. ...
Employee Rights in Zimbabwe: The Contrasting Approaches of the Constitutional Court and Executive in Response to Nyamande and Another v Zuva Petroleum 

Employee Rights in Zimbabwe: The Contrasting Approaches of the Constitutional Court and Executive in Response to Nyamande and Another v Zuva Petroleum 

As discussed recently on the Blog, the Zimbabwean Supreme Court’s interpretation of Section 12B of the Labour Act ...
Terminating Employee Rights: A Discussion of Nyamande and Another v Zuva Petroleum

Terminating Employee Rights: A Discussion of Nyamande and Another v Zuva Petroleum

The judgment of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe in Nyamande and another v Zuva Petroleum SC 43/15, handed down on 17 ...
Kenyan High Court Declares Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission Unconstitutional

Kenyan High Court Declares Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission Unconstitutional

On 18 March 2015, in Aids Law Project v Attorney General and Others [2015] the High Court of Kenya declared section

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