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ZELA Press Statement:2020 Day of the African Child

Child friendly environmental justice system should guarantee access to remedy for environmental child rights violations The 2020 Day of the African Child (DAC) comes at a time when the continent and the world at large is battling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Though in itself a health pandemic, COVID-19 has caused …

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Call for Consultancy: Policy Review of the application of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and resettlement in Zimbabwe

Background A local Non-Governmental Law Association is seeking to develop a policy review document on the application on free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and resettlement in Zimbabwe. The organisation’s motivation to carry out this review emanates from the fact that mineral resource extractive projects have since increased in Zimbabwe …

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Zimbabwe prides itself of vast natural resources that include diamonds, gold, platinum, granite, timber among others. Amidst the remarkable number of resource endowed provinces, several young people in these areas are not fully participating in resource governance. Decades of mineral extraction in the country have failed to translate to human …

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2020 World Environment Day-Time For Nature

 ZELA Press Statement:2020 World Environment Day-Time For Nature Harare– The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) joins several countries around the globe in commemorating the World Environment Day. As a public interest environmental law organization seeking  to promote environmental justice, sustainable and equitable use of natural resources, democracy and good governance …

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Zimbabwe’s mineral revenue should fund children and youth needs

WE, the 43 youths drawn from mining host communities that include Chimanimani, Marange and Zvishavane, environmental law society students drawn from Midlands State University, Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University, development partners working on research, children and youth issues that include Shamwari Yemwanasikana, Research Advocacy Unit, Africa Institute for …

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Zimbabwe must reform the Parks and Wildlife Act to promote transparency and accountability in the wildlife sector

Mutuso Dhliwayo, Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association Introduction Wildlife trade is a great contributor to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through direct and indirect revenue flows with its contribution estimated at 15% in 2019[1]. However, not much is known about its operations and players. In 2019, the Parliament of Zimbabwe …

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