March 27, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On March 27, 2008, a Zimbabwean court issued a suspended sentence to the first white farmer convicted for refusing to vacate his farm after it was declared state property. The farm was seized under a farm seizure program that sought to redistribute white-owned land among native Zimbabwean farmers ...[read more]
November 28, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 28, 2008, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal ruled that the seizure white farmers' land under the Zimbabwean farm redistribution program violated the SADC treaty. The tribunal held that the farmers were owed compensation and that the seizures were racially ...[read more]
July 20, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
Zimbabwean Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Sunday that Zimbabwe is not bound by the rulings of the Tribunal of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The statement comes two days after the Tribunal ruled that farmers who lost their land under Zimbabwe's land reform program may ...[read more]
July 16, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The Tribunal of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ruled Friday that the farmers who lost their land under Zimbabwe's land reform program may take their case to the SADC summit meeting next month. The ruling, which also reaffirms a previous ruling finding the land reform program to ...[read more]
January 27, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The Zimbabwe High Court ruled on Tuesday that it is not bound by the decision of the Southern Africa Development Community Tribunal (SADC Tribunal) that ordered the state to halt its controversial Land Reform Program. The court refused to register a SADC Tribunal ruling that prevents the state ...[read more]
October 29, 2009
by Steve Dotterer
Zimbabwe deported UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak Thursday, citing concerns over a meeting of Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders in the capital city of Harare. Nowak was detained Wednesday evening and placed on a flight to Johannesburg, South Africa, the following ...[read more]
March 5, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
The Zimbabwe High Court ruled on Wednesday that the Southern Africa Development Community Tribunal (SADC Tribunal) is not superior to the courts of the individual SADC member countries, in a decision invalidating a SADC Tribunal ruling in favor of white Zimbabwe farmers whose lands were ...[read more]
December 21, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Four white Zimbabwean farmers were charged Thursday with trespassing on state property for failing to vacate farms that were seized by the government. The charges are in defiance of a November ruling by the South African Development Community Tribunal that ordered Zimbabwe to halt its ...[read more]
August 15, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should deploy observers to monitor the status of human rights in Zimbabwe, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged in a briefing paper released Tuesday. HRW Africa director Peter Takirambudde called on SADC members to take strong and effective action... ...[read more]

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