Midlands State University Law Journal

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Midlands State University Law Review is a peer-reviewed law publication committed to publishing articles on various legal issues in Zimbabwe, Africa and the rest of the world. The MSU Law Review is published by MSU Faculty of Law. All rights are reserved. No portion of this Law Review may be copied by any process without the written consent of the MSULR Editorial Committee.

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Midlands State University Law Review Special Issue
Midlands State University Law Review Special Issue

The 2024 Midlands State University Law Review (MSULR) Special Issue is a culmination of
endless possibilities that exist in academia underwritten by cooperation across several
stakeholders in the justice delivery system. From its humble beginnings, the MSULR has
continued to grow in stature and its reputation as a credible and relevant platform for a scientific
interrogation of the current legal developments in Zimbabwe. In this regard, the MSULR
remains an important outlet in the Zimbabwean legal system which champions jurisprudential
The five research papers contained herein are the final, peer reviewed papers from the 2023
National Symposium on Business and Human Rights, held at Cresta Lodge, Harare, Zimbabwe,
on 25 and 26 October 2023,under the Zimbabwe Human Rights Capacity Development
Programme (hereinafter ‘Zimbabwe Programme’).The overall objective of the Zimbabwe
Programme is: to contribute to enhanced enjoyment of constitutional rights in Zimbabwe,
through legislation, policies, practices and decision-making being increasingly informed by
international human rights standards and principles. Its main implementing partners at the time
of writing are: Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (hereinafter
‘RWI’) at Lund University, Sweden; Centre for Applied Legal Research (hereinafter ‘CALR’)
in Harare, Zimbabwe; College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance at Africa
University in Mutare, Zimbabwe; Faculty of Law at Midlands State University in Gweru,
Zimbabwe; Herbert Chitepo School of Law at Great Zimbabwe University in Masvingo,
Zimbabwe; Faculty of Law at University of Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe; Faculty of Law
at Ezekiel Guti University in Bindura, Zimbabwe; Council for Legal Education in Zimbabwe;
Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission; Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services; and
Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission. The Zimbabwe Programme is supported by the
Embassy of Sweden in Zimbabwe.
The national symposium is an annual event under the Zimbabwe Programme. It is organised
by RWI together with the academic partner institutions, and is a forum where research funded
and conducted during the year is packaged and presented before an audience representing
diverse sectors of Zimbabwean society, thereby allowing the presenters and participants to in
plenary engage in vibrant discussions around the topics at hand and together deliberate on the
way forward with regard to critical human rights reform issues. The feedback and experiences
shared during the national symposium also aid and feed into the preparation of final papers for
publication and dissemination.
MSU would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the Embassy of Sweden in Zimbabwe for their
support through RWI in making the publication of this special issue a reality. A lot of gratitude
is extended to the academic partners and to all the researchers for their hard work and
determination, which resulted in this special issue of the MSULR.This is a proud moment in
the history of the MSULR and we wish stakeholders an exciting read!!!

Published: 2024-04-16
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