Defiant Zim Govt rejects recommendations on human rights

The Zimbabwean government through its Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Hon. Patrick Chinamasa has only accepted 81 recommendations to improve the country’s precarious human rights situation and to improve compliance with international human rights instruments and obligations out of 177 recommendations which were tabled following Zimbabwe’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) held on 10 October 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Patrick Chinamasa
Patrick Chinamasa

Speaking during the consideration of the adoption of the Zimbabwe National Report on Wednesday 12 October 2011, a representative of the troika within the UPR which was assigned to facilitate the review process of the UPR said the government delegation led by Hon. Chinamasa rejected 67 recommendations.

The government has undertaken to consider the remaining 31 recommendations and will advise whether these will be taken up at the next session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in March 2012.

A full report will be issued shortly on the proceedings which took place in Geneva and which ended today.

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