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Title   Zimbabwe's failure to meet the Benchmarks in the Cotonou Agreement
Author Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum
Edition PDF
Published Harare: ZHRF
Year 2006-12-01
Pages 17
Abstract On 23 June 2000 the Lomé Agreement was replaced by the Partnership Agreement Between the Members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the ACP countries (including Zimbabwe) and the European Community and Its Member States. Unlike its predecessor (essentially a trade agreement) the so-called Cotonou Agreement expanded the co-operation between the parties into the political sphere, explicitly giving cognisance to the fact that issues of governance are inseparable from economic development. One such amendment was to article 9 which now is headed: Essential elements regarding human rights, democratic principles and the rule of law, and fundamental elements regarding good governance. How has Zimbabwe met these standards?

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