Tanzania limits public interest litigation for violations of constitutional rights

By Oryem Nyeko, 19 June
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (photo credit: David Stanley/flickr)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (photo credit: David Stanley/flickr)
Tanzania’s parliament has fast-tracked a legal amendment that threatens to severely restrict the capacity of independent rights groups to challenge laws, practices, or policies they believe violate fundamental human rights. On June 10, Parliament amended the Basic Rights and Duties Enforcement Act to narrow the criteria for legal standing to challenge a law or policy that allegedly violates the constitution’s bill of rights.
Read the full article here: Human Rights Watch

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