LRF PRESS STATEMENT ON CUSTOMARY COURTS IN ZIMBABWE

Harare: The Legal Resources Foundation (LRF) is concerned with utterances in media reports which were attributed to the executive to the effect that Chiefs’ judgements should not be subject to appeals or reviews. This position, if enforced, will result in miscarriage of justice as it will mean that a person who is aggrieved by the […]


Impacting rural communities through legal education

Most rural communities have a problem in accepting the position at law which allows a widow to remarry and continue to live at her deceased husband’s homestead with her new husband. This is slowly changing through legal education. Village head Chakudza of Chiriseri village is now telling his people that widows must not be chased […]


The LRF brings together citizens and duty bearers

The LRF managed to bring together two erstwhile adversaries—council and residents to dialogue and find common ground to deal with challenges affecting communities in the City of Gweru. The LRF conducted meeting to reflect on the challenges and successes related to citizen participation and the need for dialogue between citizens and residents. The meeting was […]


LRF hosts national conference on access to justice and human rights

Legal Resources Foundation (LRF) will from the 5 to 6 November host a National Conference on Human Rights and Access to Justice in Harare. The National Conference on Human Rights and Access to Justice will gather two 200 delegates representing civil society organizations (CSOs), government institutions, members of the diplomatic corps, independent commissions, academia and […]


Strengthening citizen participation

LRF is enhancing citizen participation by strengthening Community-BasedOrganizations (CBO) capacities to mobilize and engage for a more transparent and accountable society. A series of trainings were conducted with members of United Chiredzi Residents and Ratepayers Association (UCHIRRA), Gweru Residents and Ratepayers Association (GRRA) as well as Buhera Residents Association (BRA) Gweru Residents and Ratepayers Association […]


LRF protects a woman’s right to inherit cattle left by her late husband

Livestock is a lifeline for vulnerable groups living in poverty. Cattle for example provide a source of livelihood for women as they can use these for agricultural activities and production of food for the sustenance of their families.  Cattle as an asset can be disposed of and the income earned used to support the family. […]


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LEGAL PRACTITIONERS’ HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO ETHICS AND TRUST ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT BY T GAMBE   This book is primarily a summary of legal ethical principles, practical skills and techniques. Using an easy-to-read style it provides a comprehensive overview of practice management and professional conduct. The interface between professional conduct rules and practice management is crucial, […]


Bridging the gap between communities and elected officials

Communities have difficulty in finding platforms to interact with elected officials where the tendency is to seek such interaction when campaigning around elections but thereafter being conspicuous in their absence. The LRF has taken the initiative to bridge the gap between elected officials and their communities in Midlands, Manicaland and Masvingo and this is proving […]