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Launching of the Tanzania Human Rights Report 2019

  • Launching of the Tanzania Human Rights Report 2019
  • Apr 29, 2020
  • Legal and Human Rights Centre Headquarters
  • By LHRC

Launching of the Tanzania Human Rights Report 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Dear Friends,

We would like to welcome you to our virtual event to launch the Tanzania Human Rights Report 2019. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the launching event will be for the first time held virtually. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 2020, from 1000hrs to 1100hrs (EAT). The live stream of the event will be available through this YouTube link (https://bit.ly/2VFKuO4) and on our social media platforms.

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About the Tanzania Human Rights Report

Tanzania Human Rights Report was for the first time produced by LHRC in 2002. The report documents the analysis of the human rights situation in Tanzania with emphasis on Tanzania mainland. The idea to compile and publish the report came as a result of media reports and fact-finding missions by LHRC which revealed human rights violations in different places in Tanzania.

LHRC was concerned about the prevalence of rights violations going undocumented and made available to the public and authorities for them to address. Being an advocacy organization LHRC thought of producing a report that will be used to inform advocacy campaigns aimed at improving the situation of human rights in Tanzania. Initially, LHRC started to document human rights violations as reported through media particularly newspapers. The first Tanzania Human Rights Report was a 48 pages report in five chapters covering some few areas of human rights such as civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights and rights of special groups.

In 2006, LHRC stretched its wings to include more on Zanzibar in the report joining efforts with the Zanzibar Legal Services Centre (ZLSC) to produce the first report covering Zanzibar and Mainland Tanzania on Human Rights. From there on, LHRC and ZLSC have been consistently producing the report in a defined structure. Part one covering the human rights situation in Tanzania mainland and part two depicting the human rights situation in Tanzania Zanzibar.

Eventually, the report has evolved from a summary of human rights incidents reported in the media to become the number one reference tool for the human rights situation in Tanzania. The report is now a useful advocacy tool to both international and national stakeholders such as international human rights organizations, development partners, embassies, academic institutions, media, and individual researchers. In Tanzania, the report is used in higher-level education institutions, particularly in universities for human rights education. Civil Society Organizations, media, policymakers, politicians, researchers and individuals make use of the report for reference, policymaking, advocacy and awareness.

Since 2013, there have been improvements in data collection, data analysis and presentation processes to respond to increased numbers of information sources. To maintain the credibility of the report, LHRC and ZLSC have been working closely with both state and non-state actors in Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar to obtain authentic findings and researches. Likewise, primary information from the public and reports from media as well as reports from paralegals and human rights monitors nourish the report.

The advanced and current version of the report covers almost all areas of human rights. The latest available version of the report is the Tanzania Human Rights Report 2018. The report covers all human rights; civil rights, political rights, economic rights, social and cultural rights, collective rights and rights of vulnerable groups. Also, looks at the effectiveness of human rights mechanism at the domestic, regional and international levels.

Together with examining the situation, the report issues recommendations for improvement of the situation. Recommendations are directed to the specific group depending on their role; duty bearers, rights holders, the public and stakeholders are main target groups.

The Tanzania Human Rights Report 2019 highlights the state of human rights in Tanzania mainland, examining key issues that affected human rights both positively or negatively. The report also provides a comparative analysis of the human rights situation between the situation in 2019 and previous years to determine whether improvements have been made in safeguarding human rights.

Kindly join us during the launch and do not miss your electronic copy.