Zimbabwe: Lack of IDs infringes on rights: ZHRC

Published: 1/Oct/2019
Source: Newsday (Harare)

THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has said 29,5% of the 814 cases of people investigated in the Midlands province in September submitted that they were denied the right to education due to lack of birth certificates.


In their just-released report on their inquiry on access to documentation in Zimbabwe, ZHRC chairperson Elasto Mugwadi said the inquiry by the commission covered Zvishavane, Mberengwa, Shurugwi, Gokwe North, Gokwe South, Chirumhanzi, Kwekwe and Gweru in the Midlands province.

“The rights infringed by lack of documents of the 814 cases investigated included infringement to the right to education 29,5%, the right to identity 23,2%, the right to freedom of movement and residence 16,4%, the freedom of trade, profession or occupation 13,6%, the right to access social services 10,3%, the right to vote 5,3%, the right to access healthcare services 1% and the right to citizenship 0, 6%,” the ZHRC said.

Read further: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2019/10/lack-of-ids-infringes-on-rights-zhrc/

Themes: Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2019