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Commemoration of LHRC's 25th Anniversary

  • Commemoration of LHRC's 25th Anniversary
  • Sep 25, 2020
  • By LHRC

Commemoration of LHRC's 25th Anniversary

09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased and honoured to welcome you to our very important event as we celebrate 25 years of existence, success and impact in the protection and promotion of human rights in Tanzania.

Commemoration of our silver jubilee is themed ‘Rights for Development, Stand Up for Human Rights’ - the theme is meant to remind all of us that sustainable development can only be attained where there is respect for human rights: Human rights are fundamental, indivisible and inalienable.

The story behind the establishment of LHRC dates back on September 26, 1995, when a group of five lawyers who were lecturers of the then faculty of law at the University of Dar es Salaam decided to establish an organization to provide legal aid and empower Tanzanians on laws and human rights.

25 years later, LHRC has grown to become a run to institution for the underprivileged, building the confidence of Tanzanians to stand for their rights; effecting necessary legal and policy reforms as well as helping the vulnerable to access legal remedy. Commemoration of our 25th anniversary is a time to celebrate key milestones achieved in 25 years and reflect on the journey. It is a time to look back and appreciate the contribution of people behind LHRC’s success, strengthening partnerships and collaborations for human rights protection, enhance awareness and understanding of human rights discourse among members of the public and devise ways forward for scaling up human rights advancement in Tanzania.

For the past 25 years, we are proud of the contribution and attribution that LHRC has made in the field of human rights and the rule of law in Tanzania. We have witnessed positive legal and policy reforms which have strengthened human rights, the establishment of strong institutions to administer justice, empowerment of public on laws and human rights, enhanced accountability among rights holders and duty bearers as well as the promotion of access to justice to the indigenous.

We would have not made it this far if it was not for the support and collaboration earned from different stakeholders both state and non- state which has given us a reason to celebrate this day.

I would like to invite you to celebrate with us and share your comments to further improve and support our cause.

For more about the event, kindly read the event programme 

Yours Truly,

Anna Henga

LHRC Executive Director