Legal and Human Rights Centre

Regions: Tanzania

The Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) is a non-governmental organization based in Tanzania. The central mission of the LHRC is to promote, reinforce and safeguard human rights and good governance in Tanzania. The broad object of the LHRC is to create legal and human rights awareness among the public, in particular the underprivileged section of Tanzanian society, through legal and civic education, provision of legal aid, as well as through research, human rights monitoring and advocacy. LHRC’s human rights monitors are spread throughout Tanzania and they monitor human rights violations across the country, including in refugee camps. LHRC has worked to condemn the act of killing people with albinism and has called on the government, the media, other institutions and society to say no to these incidents. LHRC has also conducted fact-finding missions relating to disputed lands in Bariadi Simiyu and Kabwere, Kilosa. In both cases, groups were evicted and left homeless. Currently, LHRC is pursuing an immigration case, Sion Gabriel vs. The Attorney General, which challenges a law that hinders foreign men married to Tanzanian women to acquire citizenship.