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Lawyers to Discuss Zimbabwe Constitution on Human Rights Day

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said it will commemorate this year’s Human Rights Day on Thursday by making a critical analysis of some provisions of Zimbabwe’s constitution.

ZLHR spokesman Kumbirai Mafunda said they will hold a discussion that will look at the way the government is handling the new constitution and human rights issues.

This year’s human rights day commemorations coincide with missing activist Itai Dzamara of Occupy Africa Unity Square, marking nine full months since his abduction by unknown assailants.

Mafunda said they will try to engage the government through the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission and the National Prosecution Authority that they have invited to attend the discussions.

“The Judiciary Services Commission will also be part of this discussion which will be moderated by Mr. Deprose Muchena,” Mafunda added.

Meanwhile, as the world prepares to commemorate Human Rights Day, human rights lawyer Kennedy Masiye said young Zimbabweans remain blinded to their rights enshrined in the country’s constitution.

Masiye said young people were failing to understand their economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights, leaving them susceptible to be used as political pawns.

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