Tomorrow, 26 January 2022, Zimbabwe’s human rights record comes into sharp focus before the United Nations Human Rights Council during the 40th session of the Universal Periodic Review. The review session is scheduled for 9am Geneva Time. As this process is set to start in less than 24 hours, ZimRights implores the human rights community to pay close attention to the shrinking civic and democratic space in Zimbabwe, an indicator of the pending human rights tragedy that will characterise the 2022 and 2023 elections.
Through their report submitted to the UPR Working Group, Zimbabwean CSOs have identified key human rights issues requiring attention at tomorrow’s UPR session. In this brief report, ZimRights shares only 9 priority human rights areas which, from a grassroots perspective must never be missed at the session tomorrow as they relate directly to the conditions necessary for communities to organise, participate in democratic processes and defend their rights.
Access the full report here (364KB PDF)