Zimbabwe

Activities on the implementation of Commission of Inquiry report recommendation number 4 and 5

As part of the support to the implementation of the International Labour Organisation’s Commission of Inquiry’s seven (7) recommendations on Zimbabwe’s case, the ILO Harare Country Office conducted two workshops:

News | 24 August 2011
a) Training for State Actors on International Labour Standards.

b) Training course on ILS and judicial independence and ethics for labour court judges, conciliators, arbitrators and lawyers.

These activities address recommendation number 4 and 5 of the COI which stated that:
(I) “… the Government ensure that training, education and support be given to key institutions and personnel in the country, most notably the police, security forces and the social partners, in relation to freedom of association and collective bargaining, civil liberties and human rights” and that

(II) “The Commission wishes to stress the essential place of the rule of law and the role of the Courts in ensuring that an environment exists in the country in which freedom of association and collective bargaining may be enjoyed in practice. The Commission particularly recognizes the special role that could be played by the Labour Court. In this regard, the Commission recommends that the Government take steps to reinforce the rule of law and the role of the Courts in Zimbabwe by ensuring that the Courts are respected and properly resourced in material and human terms, and that training, education and support in relation to freedom of
association and collective bargaining, civil liberties and human rights are provided to members of the judiciary and court staff at all levels of the court hierarchy”