Monthly Archives: July 2005

Crimes against humanity: Zimbabwe

University of New South Wales Zimbabwe’s Shadow Justice Minister, David Coltart, has called for Australia’s help to indict President Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity. He warned that without international intervention, the current demolition campaign in Zimbabwe could turn to genocide. Mr Coltart was speaking at a briefing hosted by the Australian Human Rights Centre […]

You can help Zimbabwe says opposition MP An opposition MP challenging the policies of Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe is calling on Sydney Anglicans to help fight the abuse of human rights. The spokesperson on justice and legal affairs for the Zimbabwean Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Mr David Coltart, spoke at St Swithun’s, Pymble, on Friday night, asking the diocese to […]

Under Siege: Human rights and the rule of law in Zimbabwe

Speech delivered at the Monash University Law Chambers, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Lecture Good evening everyone. It’s very heart-warming to see the magnificent turn out for a country which, after all, is located in the forgotten continent and a country that doesn’t have any oil or anything else like that to attract the […]

Zimbabwe opposition calls for Australian support

ABC Online Presenter: Liam Bartlett Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has called on Australia to use its influence with the United States, Britain and Asia to indict dictator Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity. David Coltart is the spokesperson for justice from the Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe is currently touring the Eastern States of […]

Statement of David Coltart : MDC National Executive meeting – 15 July 2005

I regret that I am unable to attend the meeting. However I am of the view that the topic being discussed at this meeting is of such great importance to the future of the MDC that I have requested that this statement be read out on my behalf at the meeting. The MDC’s commitment to […]

New Zealand earn plaudits for taking stand against corrupt Zimbabwe

The Daily Telegraph 11th July 2005 By Kate Hoey In Bulawayo, just a short walk from the Matatabeleland cricket ground I watched as security police forced the poor to knock down their own homes. Further north and within a few yards of the the Mashonaland Cricket Association’s home ground, Harare Sports Club, I saw families […]

Homeless and hopeless: bulldozers carve out a bleak new reality for poor Zimbabweans

The Guardian In a special report from Harare, Duncan Campbell witnesses Mugabe’s drive to clear the makeshift homes of hundreds of thousands of people The giant prehistoric Balancing Rocks that stand 10 miles from the centre of Harare are one of the great symbols of Zimbabwe, etched on to banknotes and pictured in every tourist […]

Mugabe attacks Blair and turns back on ‘useless’ Commonwealth

Scotland on Sunday ROBERT Mugabe has ruled out ever trying to get back into the “useless” Commonwealth during a blistering attack on Tony Blair and his “gay gangsters”. In his first interview for more than a year, Mugabe also insisted he had discussed the issue at length during a meeting with Prince Charles, where he […]