November 25, 2013
by Max Slater
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday urged Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to protect human rights embodied in the country's new constitution. The report, entitled "Human Rights Agenda," calls on Zimbabwe's government to end human rights violations, such as suppressing freedom of expression and ...[read more]
October 31, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Zimbabwe's highest court on Wednesday rebuked state prosecutors who have been pursuing actions against people for insulting President Robert Mugabe. The court said that this kind of prosecution only brought more disrespect to Mugabe, who has been Zimbabwe's president since the country's ...[read more]
September 11, 2013
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Drew F. Cohen, a clerk for the Constitutional Court of South Africa, discusses the consequences of the Southern African Development Community endorsing Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's re-election...Despite requests from Botswana to open an investigation into voter fraud, ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by G. Redd
The constitutional court of Zimbabwe ruled Tuesday that July's presidential elections were fair, effectively allowing President Robert Mugabe to continue his 33-year rule. This ruling is controversial because the complaint by presidential hopeful Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic ...[read more]
August 17, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Friday dropped a legal challenge against the recent presidential election results, claiming that they would not receive a fair hearing. President Robert Mugabe who has governed Zimbabwe since it gained its independence in 1980, and his ZANU-PF ...[read more]
August 7, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Prosecutors from the US Attorneys Office for the Northern District of Illinois on Tuesday unsealed a criminal complaint that was filed last month against two men for illegally lobbying US lawmakers on behalf of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. The complaint filed against Prince Asiel Ben Israel ...[read more]
June 14, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Thursday used a presidential decree to bypass parliament in order to make changes to electoral laws in compliance with the Constitutional Court's order to hold elections by July 31. The amended electoral laws ensure that all political parties have access to the ...[read more]
May 31, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court on Friday imposed a July 31 election deadline and ordered President Robert Mugabe to announce a date soon. The ruling came in response to a case filed by a citizen in an attempt to get Mugabe to announce election dates. Rights activist Jealousy Mawarire had ...[read more]
May 22, 2013
by Addison Morris
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday signed the country's new constitution into law, clearing the path to pivotal elections later this year. The new constitution limits future presidents to two five-year terms. The provision limiting presidential terms will not apply retroactively, so the ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and the country's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai reached an agreement on Thursday on a new constitution. Details of the agreement have not yet been made public. Tsvangirai previously stated that the passage of the constitution was a condition for the ...[read more]

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