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    UN Special Rapporteur says sanctions must go

    The United Nations envoy Alena Douhan recommended that the West should lift targeted sanctions imposed on Zanu PF officials, saying the targeted measures are harming the country’s economy. In a statement, the UN Human Rights said, “Over the past 20 years, sanctions and various forms of over-compliance with sanctions has had an insidious ripple effect on the economy of Zimbabwe…

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    US defends its sanctions on Zimbabwe

    THE US has defended its two decades-old sanctions against Zimbabwe saying they only targeted those that undermine democratic processes or facilitate corruption. Washington spoke as the UN special rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on human rights arrived in Zimbabwe to “assess the impact of punitive economic sanctions on ordinary Zimbabweans.” Belarusian Alena Douhan met President Emmerson…

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    UN Rapporteur to present Zimbabwe report to UN Human Rights Council

    THE United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Negative Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures on Human Rights in Harare will present her report on Zimbabwe to the UN Human Rights Council 51st session. The envoy, Belarusian Alena Douhan, who is also a professor of international law, met President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House. In a statement, the Presidency said her…

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