Parliament and Elections Watch
The LHRC has a Parliament Watch Unit to overseer the role played by the House. Its main duties entail making sure that the Parliament enact laws which respect the principles of human rights and good governance. Notably, the organization has an Election Watch Unit whose duties entail observing the country electoral system while also making sure that elections are free and fair.
i).The LHRC managed to deploy monitors to all municipal councils in the country to monitor the 2009 Local Government Election and there after compiled a report calling upon the government to enact a law that will oversee polls among other things. Notably, the government took heed of the advice and in 2010; the Parliament enacted the Election Expenses Act which has been in operation ever since.
ii).The LHRC managed to monitor the 2010 General Elections where it deployed monitors to hot spots areas where there was stiff opposition. The organization managed to form a network of 17 organizations namely TACCEO whose goals was to ensure that elections are free and fair. Immediately after, TACCEO came out with a comprehensive report whose content were taken aboard inclusive of actions being taken against aspirants whose conducts had gone against the Election Expenses Act. For the first time ever in the Tanzanian history several aspirants were taken to court with the Court nullifying some of the results.
iii).The LHRC is one among key stakeholders who are normally invited to analyze bills before they can become laws of the country.
iv).The LHRC has been able to monitor elections in Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Zanzibar and Ghana.