Today (Friday 24 September 2021) Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) held a human rights mobile legal clinic in Bulawayo’s peri-urban ward 17 St Peters Village.
The mobile legal clinic was attended by mainly women and the elderly and disseminated information on human rights and responsibilities; and active citizenship. Critical human rights concerns that emerged include:
- Access to civil documentation
- Lack of information on human rights issues
- Police brutality, especially on arrested persons
- Skewed BEAM selection processes
- Lack of public transport
The ZLHR legal team also attended to over 14 individual human rights cases.
Access to human rights information is one of the critical pre-requisites that enable citizens to actively claim their rights and participate in the protection and promotion of their rights and freedoms.
Covid19 protocols were observed during the meeting.