Zimbabwe’s Global Political Agreement: Does it address a culture of impunity and human rights violations?


In September 2008, and after almost a decade of politically motivated gross human rights violations, Zimbabwe’s political parties signed a Global Political Agreement (GPA) whose purpose was to bring an end to the political crisis. In February 2009 a new Government was formed by the Parties to the GPA to implement the terms of the agreement, including those relating to restoring respect for human rights.

Rangu Nyamurundira (LL.M. Class of 2010) seeks to raise debate on whether the GPA has begun to effectively bring an end to the culture of to impunity and gross human rights violations within Zimbabwe’s society.

Sponsored by the Center for Civil & Human Rights and the Law School Student Services Office