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The constitution of Tanzania guarantees equality before the law and equal protection before the law as provided for under Article 13(1). Access to justice emanates from human rights standards that require for there to be equality for all before the law, the right to be treated fairly by any tribunal among others.

Human Rights in Tanzania: Are we doing enough to help the poor?

Submitted by Web Master on 2 July 2013

Although most of the Tanzania Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance's (CHRAGG) recommendations are honoured, some are ignored or rejected notwithstanding their merit. In addition, there is no clear legal procedures to enforce CHRAGG’s recommendations in courts. This was said by Mr. Emmanuel Barigila an officer from CHRAGG during the Policy Forum breakfast debate held on the 28th June 2013 at the British Council.

Arrest of Human Rights Activists

Submitted by Web Master on 9 February 2012

The Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRD- Coalition) under the coordination of the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) and the Policy Forum network of Civil Society Organisations would like to call upon the government to release its 16 human rights activists who at the time of going to press, were arrested at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam at around noon on February 9th, 2012.   The move came a day after activists in Tanzania blocked the road to press the government to reconcile with striking doctors who for the past one month have refused to work, freezi

Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange and Consultancy Organization (KWIECO)

Submitted by Web Master on 12 March 2021

Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange and Consultancy Organization (KWIECO) works to improve the conditions of Human Rights and Gender in the areas it operate. Through its programs, it aims to reach as many marginalized people in need of its services as possible

Legal and Human Rights Center

Submitted by Web Master on 10 March 2021

Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) is the Tanzania’s human rights advocacy organization. LHRC was established in 1995 as a non-governmental, voluntary, non-partisan and not-for-profit sharing organization, with the purpose of working to empower and conscientize the people of Tanzania on legal and human rights. Before its registration, in September 1995, LHRC was a human rights project of the Tanzania Legal Education Trust (TANLET). Its main purpose is to strive to empower the public, promote, reinforce and safeguard human rights and good governance in Tanzania.

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