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The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions in 194 constitutions from around the world. The Database was updated in partnership with the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Japan. Experience its wealth and depth of information by starting your search now.

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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

(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

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(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

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)

Marriage and Family Life

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

(1) Every person is entitled to respect and protection of his person, the privacy of his own person, his family and of his matrimonial life, and respect and protection of his residence and private communications.
… (Art. 16)

Status of the Constitution

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

(1) Every person has the duty to observe and to abide by this Constitution and the laws of the United Republic.
(2) Every person has the right, in accordance with the procedure provided by law, to take legal action to ensure the protection of this Constitution and the laws of the land. (Art. 26)

Status of the Constitution

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

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(5) Without prejudice to the application of the Constitution of Zanzibar in accordance with this Constitution concerning all matters pertaining to Tanzania Zanzibar which are not Union Matters, this Constitution shall have the force of law in the whole of the United Republic, and in the event any other law conflicts with the provisions contained in this Constitution, the Constitution shall prevail and that other law, to the extent of the inconsistency with the Constitution, shall be void. (Art. 64)

Protection from Violence

Tanzania, United Republic of, English


(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subarticle (1), there shall be no forced labour in the United Republic.
(3) For the purposes of this Article, and in this Constitution generally, it is hereby declared that no work shall be deemed to be forced, cruel or humiliating labour, if such work is according to law -
… (Art. 25)

Protection from Violence

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

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(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subarticles (1) and (4), it shall not be lawful for any political party to be registered which according to its constitution or policy –

(c) accepts or advocates for the use of the force or violent confrontation as means of attaining its political goals;
… (Art. 20)

Education

Tanzania, United Republic of, English

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(2) Every person has the right to access education, and every citizen shall be free to pursue education in a field of his choice up to the highest level according to his merits and ability.
(3) The Government shall make efforts to ensure that all persons are afforded equal and sufficient opportunity to pursue education and vocational training in all levels of schools and other institutions of learning. (Art. 11)