A man and a woman hold placards during an anti-corruption protest march in Zimbabwe


Shape of Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, the EU noted in 2021 that human rights violations and attacks on democracy are persistent issues, expressing particular concern about a “proliferation of arrests and prosecutions of journalists, opposition actors and individuals expressing dissenting views.”

Beatrice Mtetwa wins the Women of the Year Human Rights Award during the Women of the Year Awards 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel, London.

TrialWatch has monitored two cases in Zimbabwe, in one of which the defendant’s lawyer was threatened to be charged with ‘contempt of the court’ for criticizing the government’s prosecution of her defendant.

International pressure, including a statement by TrialWatch, may have contributed to those charges not ultimately being brought.