The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights (ABA CHR) submits this information with respect to the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Republic of Tanzania. Established in 1878, the ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers and legal professionals in the world. The ABA Center for Human Rights promotes and protects human rights worldwide by defending human rights advocates facing retaliation, rallying thought leaders on crucial issues, and holding abusive governments accountable under the law.
In this UPR, the ABA CHR provides updates and recommendations regarding the human rights situation in Tanzania including on the topics of:
- The use of restrictive laws to suprress rights to freedom of expression and association
- The misuse of non-bailable laws
- The violation of rights of arrested persons and enforced disappearances
- Laws limiting access to justice
- Threats to independence of the legal profession
READ THE FULL UPR SUBMISSION (English)
This submission was prepared by the American Bar Association, Center for Human Rights (Center) and reflects the Center’s views. It has not been approved by the House of Delegates or the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association and therefore should not be construed as representing the policy of the American Bar Association as a whole. Further, nothing in this report should be considered legal advice in a specific case.