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Title:Accountability for the Gukurahundi atrocities in Zimbabwe thirty years on: prospects and challenges
Authors:Killander, MagnusISNI
Nyathi, Mkhululi
Year:2015
Periodical:The Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (ISSN 0010-4051)
Volume:48
Issue:3
Pages:463-487
Language:English
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:political violence
1980-1989
offences against human rights
lawsuits
impunity
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC188434
Abstract:It is estimated that between 10 000 and 20 000 civilians were killed by state and state sponsored agents between 1982 and 1988 in Zimbabwe. In addition to murder, there were widespread torture, rape and other sexual offences, genital mutilations, assault, and arson. These crimes have come to be known as the 'Gukurahundi atrocities'. The fact that thirty years down the line the alleged main perpetrators of these crimes are still in charge of Zimbabwe's political and security infrastructure, makes it difficult to find justice for survivors and the relatives of those who died. However, as illustrated in this article, most of the legal hurdles put in place by the regime to ensure impunity can be overcome. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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