Human Rights in Zimbabwe
Right to information Privacy in Zimbabwe
Perceptions of the Right to Privacy in Zimbabwe
This research is based on the right to privacy perception study undertaken in Zimbabwe by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum. The report makes the finding that although enshrined in the Zimbabwean Constitution, privacy rights are still far from being protected and are being infringed by people in positions of authority. This is attributable to their vague understanding of citizens’ privacy rights and the power relations of those in authority and citizens.
The report therefore recommends further research and advocacy aimed at raising the level of awareness and enhancing the capacity of both the citizens and policy makers on privacy issues relating to digital technologies, alignment of laws and practice with the constitution, and introduction of punitive measures in the law as a way of enforcing rights.
Download the full report here.
See also Surveillance & Privacy Implications for Human Rights Defenders in Zimbabwe 2013