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Title:The enforcement of basic rights and freedoms and the state of judicial activism in Tanzania
Author:Wambali, Michael K.B.ISNI
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:Bill of Rights
human rights
judicial power
Abstract:This article reassesses the means available for the effective enforcement of human rights in Tanzania based on the valid assumption that the proclamation of human rights in legal instruments, be they at the domestic or international level, is meaningless without the entrenchment of effective enforcement procedures. Particular attention is directed towards the reexamination of the capacity and ability of the courts to meet the challenges posed by human rights and political discourses in their ongoing transformation. The issue is whether they can be said to be adequately providing effective avenues for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]