US want prosecutions

When the Zimbabwean government appears before the Human Rights Council’s Universal Period Review next month it should bring all perpetrators of the 2008 political violence, according to the United States Government.

The 12th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review will take place on October 3 – 13, 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland and Zimbabwe has been summoned to submit its human rights situation report.

In a statement on Wednesday, the US Embassy in Harare said this would show Zimbabwe’s commitment to upholding human rights principles as outlined by the international and domestic instruments in the advancement of human rights.

“As the Government of Zimbabwe is scheduled to appear before the Human Rights Council’s Universal Period Review from October 13-14, we ask that it honour the pledge made in its submission, namely to uphold and protect human rights principles and to promote international and domestic instruments in the advancement of these principles,” reads part of the statement.

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