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Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

(1) Subject to the provisions of Article 39, 47 and 67 of this Constitution and of the laws of the land in connection with the conditions for electing and being elected or for appointing and being appointed to take part in matters related to governance of the country, every citizen of the United Republic is entitled to take part in matters pertaining to the governance of the country, either directly or through representatives freely elected by the people, in conformity with the procedures laid down by, or in accordance with, the law.
(2) Every citizen has the right and the freedom to participate fully in the process leading to the decision on matters affecting him, his well-being or the nation. (Art. 21)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

(2) Every citizen is entitled to equal opportunity and right to equal terms to hold any office or discharge any function under the state authority. (Art. 22)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

(2) Every person in the United Republic has the right to equal protection under the laws of the United Republic.
(3) A citizen of the United Republic shall not have a right, status or special position on the basis of his lineage, tradition or descent.
(4) It is hereby prohibited for any law to confer any right, status or special position upon any citizen of the United Republic on the basis of lineage, tradition or descent.
… (Art. 29)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

(1) All persons are equal before the law and are entitled, without any discrimination, to protection and equality before the law.
(2) No law enacted by any authority in the United Republic shall make any provision that is discriminatory either of itself or in its effect.
(3) The civic rights, duties and interests of every person and community shall be protected and determined by the courts of law or other state agencies established by or under the law.
(4) No person shall be discriminated against by any person or any authority acting under any law or in the discharge of the functions or business of any state office.
(5) For the purposes of this Article the expression “discriminate” means to satisfy the needs, rights or other requirements of different persons on the basis of their nationality, tribe, place of origin, political opinion, colour, religion, sex or station in life such that certain categories of people are regarded as weak or inferior and are subjected to restrictions or conditions whereas persons of other categories are treated differently or are accorded opportunities or advantage outside the specified conditions or the prescribed necessary qualifications except that the word “discrimination” shall not be construed in a manner that will prohibit the Government from taking purposeful steps aimed at rectifying disabilities in the society.
… (Art. 13)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

(1) All human beings are born free, and are all equal.
(2) Every person is entitled to recognition and respect for his dignity. (Art. 12)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

The object of this Constitution is to facilitate the building of the United Republic as a nation of equal and free individuals enjoying freedom, justice, fraternity and concord, through the pursuit of the policy of Socialism and Self Reliance which emphasizes the application of socialist principles while taking into account the conditions prevailing in the United Republic. Therefore, the state authority and all its agencies are obliged to direct their policies and programmes towards ensuring -

(g) that the Government and all its agencies accord equal opportunities to all citizens, men and women alike without regard to their colour, tribe, religion or station in life;
(h) that all forms of injustice, intimidation, discrimination, corruption, oppression or favouritism are eradicated;
… (Art. 9)

Religious Law

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

… NOW, THEREFORE, THIS CONSTITUTION IS ENACTED BY THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, on behalf of the People, for the purpose of building such a society and ensuring that Tanzania is governed by a Government that adheres to the principles of democracy and socialism and shall be a secular state. … (Preamble)

Religious Law

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

(1) The United Republic is a democratic, secular and socialist state which adheres to multi-party democracy.
… (Art. 3)

Public Institutions and Services

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

(1) The state authority shall make appropriate provisions for the realization of a person’s right to work, to self education and social welfare at times of old age, sickness or disability and in other cases of incapacity. Without prejudice to those rights, the state authority shall make provisions to ensure that every person earns his livelihood.
… (Art. 11)

Employment Rights and Protection

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

The object of this Constitution is to facilitate the building of the United Republic as a nation of equal and free individuals enjoying freedom, justice, fraternity and concord, through the pursuit of the policy of Socialism and Self Reliance which emphasizes the application of socialist principles while taking into account the conditions prevailing in the United Republic. Therefore, the state authority and all its agencies are obliged to direct their policies and programmes towards ensuring -

(e) that every person who is able to work does work, and work means any legitimate activity by which a person earns a living;
… (Art. 9)