Administrative Justice Stakeholders Engagement Report

ZHRC Engages key stakeholders in Manicaland as it continues to cultivate its Administrative Justice Function.

On 4 October 2023, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) came together with Government Ministries, Departments, and State Agencies from Manicaland Province. This event, supported by the RWI Zimbabwe Programme, within the broader framework of the European Commission funded Action on “Support to the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission” aimed to delve into the application of Administrative Justice principles within the work of government institutions. Participants at the workshop discussed how these institutions can effectively uphold and promote administrative justice in alignment with the Constitution.

This meeting was an engaging affair, drawing participation from 83 representatives spanning government institutions and Civil Society Organizations in Manicaland Province. Notably, it revolved around the ZHRC’s dual role as both the National Human Rights Institution and Public Protector, overseeing the realms of human rights protection and administrative justice.

The meeting’s primary focus was to boost good governance in the country by ensuring transparency in decision-making processes by public authorities, offering reasons for administrative decisions that impact the rights and expectations of public services seekers. All of this aimed at advancing the objectives of the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1)particularly in promoting good governance, human rights, justice and the rule of law in Zimbabwe. The outcome was a success, fostering positive interactions between ZHRC and various stakeholders, shaping the way forward for this crucial initiative for ZHRC. This event has been made possible with the financial support from the European Union.

Picture 1: The Chairperson of the ZHRC Commissioner Dr. E. H. Mugwadi delivering his opening remarks at the meeting.  
Picture 2: Chiefs from Manicaland Province sitting on the front roll attending the meeting.
Picture 3: Mr. E. V. Mukutiri the Deputy Executive Secretary explaining the mandate of the ZHRC during the meeting.
Picture 4: The Chairperson of the ZHRC Commissioner Dr. EH Mugwadi and Commissioner Dr. A. Guvamombe posing for a photo with Chiefs from Manicaland Province after the meeting.
Picture 5: A participant (standing) asking questions during the Questions and Answer session.
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