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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Hilareous suggestion that the Tanzanian Judiciary be fair!

 My response to the following article placed in IPP media today!


 Judges, magistrates bid to exercise utmost diligence

10th December 2013
Judge Amiri Manento, Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights and Good Governance
Judges and magistrates in the country have been encouraged to exercise utmost diligence when passing judgment especially in criminal cases to avoid the now frequent complaints alleging violations of human rights and loss of good governance.

In addition, they have been urged to practice rights under their capacity and that they should not abuse the power entrusted to them, but rather act in accordance to the law.

The call was made by the Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights and Good Governance, Judge Amiri Manento over the weekend in Dar es Salaam.

"I urge judges and magistrates to operate justly especially when delivering e judgment in criminal cases ... it is very sad when a judge / magistrate sets the date of judgment only to adjourn it to another date, it's not right," he said.

"When the date of judgment to the accused of a criminal offence is set and then becomes constantly postponed, it raises many questions and potentially affects the psychology of the accused...," said Judge Manento.

He was addressing attendants to the launch of several human rights resource stations in the city where he noted that the launch commemorates that of a five year special plan focused on supervision of human rights and good governance

At the human rights resource stations, various stakeholders were their to give trainings on the subject, including the Court of Tanzania, Office of the Attorney General, The Secretariat of Ethics and Public Leaders, United Nations Tanzania Office, Commission on Human Rights and Good governance, Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs and Non Governmental Organisation, TAWLA and WLAC.

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