Judge Makaramba applauses the LHRC’s THRR 2015
The Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) has launched its 14th Tanzania Human Rights report in April, 20th 2016 which is annually produced. The ten chapters report covers major human rights, counting Civil Rights and Liberties, Political Rights, Social Rights, Economic Rights, Rights of Vulnerable Groups, Collective Rights and Corruption and Abuse of Power respectively.
Speaking as the guest of honor during the report launching workshop held in Dar es Salaam, the Judge In-Charge of the High Court Mwanza Registry Hon. Judge Robert Makaramba congratulated the LHRC for its outstanding efforts in serving the helpless Tanzanians by raising and condemning human rights violations as well as advocating for the same.
Judge Makaramba went on praising the centre saying “I congratulate the centre as it has been able to prepare annually the human rights report depicting human rights situation in the country which helps in strengthening accountability, human rights protection and advocating for human rights in Tanzania”.
Commenting on the report Judge Makaramba pinpointed four major issues which are massive violation of right to life, human rights protection, Corruption and Abuse of Power and Rights of Vulnerable Groups to be the major issues of interest (according to him). Consequently Judge Makaramba insisted on the need for all Tanzanians to respect the rights of vulnerable groups.
Presenting the findings of the report, Head of the LHRC’s Research Unit, Mr. Paul Mikongoti recommends that every Tanzanian should feel and be accountable in fighting against human rights violations in the country.
Giving an example from the chapter six of the report which shows that 90% of the 2,873 reported cases to the Police Force on violence against children, including physical abuse and sexual abuse (rape, molestation) involved close relatives as perpetrators of violence against children; Mr. Mikongoti insisted that “the war against human rights violation should be collectively fought and people should not leave it to government and NGOs alone”
Addressing the gathering during the workshop, the Executive Director for the LHRC Dr. Helen Kijo-Bisimba dedicated the report to all stakeholders who support the initiatives of the centre and recommend that everyone reads the report for the improvement of Human Rights in Tanzania.
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