Press Statements

LRF Press Statements

LRF PRESS STATEMENT ON CUSTOMARY COURTS IN ZIMBABWE

Harare: The Legal Resources Foundation (LRF) is concerned with utterances in media reports which were attributed to the executive to the effect that Chiefs’ judgements should not be subject to appeals or reviews. This position, if enforced, will result in miscarriage of justice as it will mean that a person who is aggrieved by the decision of the traditional courts cannot seek redress anywhere else. There is no process which can become absolute in a democracy, thus the political statements are an attack on the right to access to justice for those who use the courts.

LRF PRESS STATEMENT ON CUSTOMARY COURTS IN ZIMBABWE

Harare: The Legal Resources Foundation (LRF) is concerned with utterances in media reports which were attributed to the executive to the effect that Chiefs’ judgements should not be subject to appeals or reviews. This position, if enforced, will result in miscarriage of justice as it will mean that a person who is aggrieved by the decision of the traditional courts cannot seek redress anywhere else. There is no process which can become absolute in a democracy, thus the political statements are an attack on the right to access to justice for those who use the courts.

LRF Statement on the launch of the Zimbabwe Justice Sector Programme

The Legal Resources Foundation, with the support of the EU under the Zimbabwe Justice Sector Programme, is offering legal training to traditional leaders with the aim of improving access to justice for rural communities in Zimbabwe, particularly those who are marginalised and vulnerable. The training, which is being conducted in collaboration with the Council of Chiefs and the Judicial Service Commission, is part of the EU programme which was officially launched on Tuesday 30 January 2018 in Harare.

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