03 Aug Zimbabwe human rights event online
Zimbabweans in exile are increasingly concerned about the breakdown of the rule of law. In the past few days, a lawyer representing three women including an opposition MP was arrested whilst travelling with his clients to comply with bail requirements. This event is inspired by a Universal Jurisdiction case in the South African Constitutional court which gave a green light to a torture prosecution of Zimbabwean perpetrators. The South African lawyer involved will join other lawyers and researchers from Africa and the UK to discuss the potential prosecution of Zimbabwe officials accused of torture and other serious human rights abuses. Organised by ZimEye, the event will take place online at 6pm UK TIME and 7pm SOUTH AFRICA/ ZIMBABWE time on Monday 3 August with speakers Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh, the Executive Director of the South African Litigation Centre, Dhewa Mavhinga, the South Africa Director of Human Rights Watch, Hilton Tamangani whose son died in prison following a police beating and Kristy Brimelow QC, barrister and formerly first female chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee. The event will be chaired by DPG solicitor Sue Willman who is also the Chair of the Law Society Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and Assistant Director of the King’s College Legal Clinic.
In light of COVID-19, the event will be streamed online and is free to join: