The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum has taken Zimbabwe's government to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal in Namibia, for breaching the SADC Treaty.
The forum is accusing Zimbabwe for the lack of effective domestic remedies for victims of violence and torture, and therefore breaching the obligations the government is bound to respect as signatories of that treaty.
The protocols of the treaty that the NGO forum says government has breached include the obligations to act in accordance with human rights, democracy and the rule of law. It is also accused of failing of adopting adequate measures to promote the achievement of the objectives of SADC and refrain from taking measures which jeopardise these.
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