The Programmes department is at the core of the delivery of the Commission’s mandate. This is the department that deals directly with clients of the ZHRC and is geared to ensure that all the functions of the Commission, as detailed in section 243 of the Zimbabwean Constitution, are implemented and managed effectively to the satisfaction of all relevant stakeholders. There are three units that fall under Programmes. These are:-
Complaints Handling and Investigations Unit
The complaints handling and investigations unit is responsible for receiving all complaints that come to the Commission. It is also responsible for making investigations into the reported cases. The Commission deals with complaints of abuses and .........
Education, Promotion and Research Unit
The Education, Promotion and Research unit is responsible for educating people on human rights issues through various media channels, conducting community outreach programmes, seminars and training workshops.........
Monitoring and Inspection Unit
The Monitoring and Inspections Unit was established in order to fulfil the provisions of section 243(k) of the Constitution. The unit is responsible for visiting and inspecting prisons, places of detention, refugee camps and related facilities. It is also ........
Act of Parliament
The ZHRC was created by section 242 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe as amplified by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Act, Chapter 10:30 (2/2012)
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Lodge a Complaint
Anyone who is concerned about a human rights violation or abuse of power or maladministration by the State and public institutions and by officers of those institutions can file a complaint.