In order to ensure the domestic protection of human rights, the Constitution of Zimbabwe establishes the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). In accordance with the Principles Relating to the Status of National Institutions (The Paris Principles) the Constitution mandates the ZHRC with a primary role of promoting and protecting human rights at all levels of society. The aim of this article is to look at the prospects and challenges of the ZHRC in its quest to promoting and protecting human rights.

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