The right to privacy, interception of communications and surveillance in Zimbabwe
We have just published an analysis of the right to privacy, interception of communications and surveillance laws in Zimbabwe.
The Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for the right to privacy i.e the right not to have one’s home, premises or property entered without their permission; their person, home or premises or property searched; their possessions seized; the privacy of their communications infringed, or their health condition disclosed;
It does not, however, provide in clear and unequivocal terms a protection against being the subject of physical and other surveillance in the form of espionage and the same must be inferred or read into the above protection. That is the approach taken in this paper.
The paper: The right to privacy, interception of communications and surveillance is available for download in the MISA Zimbabwe resource centre.
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The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.