Court Ruling Gives Zimbabwe Fathers Same Rights as Mothers

A Zimbabwe high court has delivered a landmark ruling that now gives fathers who are not married to partners the same rights as mothers. The court ruled that the existing common law position discriminates against the children by treating the child as if he or she had no father, save for the purpose of maintenance. Currently, Zimbabwean law favors women over men when it comes to the custody rights of children.

  • Zimbabwe:  Lawyers Welcome Joint Custody Ruling

    The Herald, 24 March 2020

    Lawyers have welcomed last week's ruling by High Court Judge Justice Happias Zhou which gave parents of children born out of wedlock joint custody, saying it was in line with the… Read more »


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