Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 19th January 2005.

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Photo of Professor Ross Cranston Professor Ross Cranston Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he is taking to encourage steps to improve the justice system in Zimbabwe.

Photo of Chris Mullin Chris Mullin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

We and our EU partners regularly make clear to the Zimbabwean Government and its neighbours our concerns about the abuse of justice in Zimbabwe. We continue to press Zimbabwe to return to democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, and to repeal legislation on media freedom, NGOs and security that is in contradiction with international norms and Zimbabwe's treaty obligations.

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