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Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe v Zimbabwe, Merits, Comm no 284/2004, 6th Extraordinary Session (30 March-3 April 2009), 26th Annual Activity Report, IHRL 3258 (ACHPR 2009), April 2009, African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights [ACHPR]



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Whether the case was inadmissible due to the use of disparaging or insulting language.

Whether by not hearing the complainants’ case on the merits the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe violated the right to have a cause heard as protected under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (‘African Charter’).

Whether Zimbabwe by seizing the assets and closing the offices of a media association was reacting disproportionately and thus violated the African Charter.

Keywords: Equitable principles; Exhaustion of local remedies; Human rights, equality before the law; Human rights, freedom of expression; Human rights, right to property; Human rights, right to work

Legal Material.  15733 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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