Today the ICJ is launching an EU funded project to contribute to an improvement in administration of justice in Zimbabwe.
It is hoped that it will also result in greater legal protection of human rights as enshrined in the new constitution of Zimbabwe and to meet Zimbabwe’s international legal obligations pursuant to UN and African Union treaties to which it is Party.
Some of the activities that will be carried out under this project include:
– Organising judicial symposia;
– Working towards the re-establishment of the Zimbabwe Judicial College;
– Organising training workshops for non-judicial court staff;
– Organising training for prosecutors, magistrates and lawyers;
– Working for the full implementation of international human rights and rule of law standards as they relate to the administration of justice, including the ACHPR Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Fair Trial and UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary and UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers;
– Working with the Law Society of Zimbabwe to improve the professional integrity of legal practitioners; and
– Supporting the revision of Zimbabwe’s Court Rules.
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