This publication presents the findings and conclusions of a COHRE fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe to investigate the current land crisis. The report examines Zimbabwe's land reform and resettlement policies since independence and the initial successes of these policies. Recent government failure, however, to further implement equitable land distribution has resulted in illegal land invasions of white and black owned farms. This has impacted on all sections of Zimbabwean society both politically and economically, and the conflict threatens to spill over to surrounding countries. The report contains a number of essential recommendations to the government and the international community to ensure that the housing, land and property rights of all Zimbabweans are fully respected and protected.