Govt commits to international human rights practice

JUSTICE minister Ziyambi Ziyambi (pictured) has pledged to implement internationally-recognised human rights practices, as government seeks to turn a new leaf under the new political dispensation led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa .

By Tinotenda Munyukwi

Addressing a high-level segment of the 37th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, Ziyambi said Zimbabwe will continue to uphold human rights and constitutionalism through aligning its laws to international human rights instruments.

“We continue to consolidate and deepen constitutionalism in Zimbabwe, including the holding of elections every five years. Concrete measures to align Zimbabwe’s domestic laws with international human rights instruments that it is a part to, are also being undertaken,” he said.

He cited the recent transition of power from former President Robert Mugabe to Mnangagwa, as a clear sign of the new government’s commitment to constitutionalism.

“The peaceful transition, which was occasioned by the resignation of the former President and subsequent constitutional succession process, has inspired hope and engendered a fresh impetus in our people,” Ziyambi said.

Ziyambi said post-conflict resolution was being prioritised by government through the recently signed National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Act, assuring the international community that “a people-centred peace, truth, justice and reconciliation process, will be ensured”.

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