Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Cost of Going to Court

Poor people who want to sue Zimbabwe's government over the demolition of their homes face a major impediment, The Standard reports: they have to pay for private assessors to put a value on their former holdings. Many of those evicted in Operation Murambatsvina actually had leases from local authorites -- and the demolition plan violated the terms of those leases. Still, without money for valuation, they may not be able to get their day in court.

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