Tanzania Network of Legal Aid Providers (TANLAP)

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Tanzania Network of Legal Aid Providers (TANLAP) is an umbrella national network working in legal sector. It is a membership network comprising Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community –Based Organisations (CBOs), Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) and other institutions providing legal aid in Tanzania. Founded in 2006, TANLAP’s core aim is to work and link up with other Civil Society Organisations provide quality legal aid and advocate for access to justice among the poor and marginalised sections of society in Tanzania. TANLAP is registered as a company without shares limited by guarantee (Reg. no. 68892) and complies with the NGO Act no 24 of 2002 and is granted a certificate of compliance (No. 1300). TANLAP membership is open to any organization/institution providing legal aid services in Tanzania and to any Network Organization whose members provide legal aid services in Tanzania. TANLAP members operate in all regions of Tanzania Mainland.

TANLAP’s conception dates back from December 2006, where at Peacock Hotel in Dar es Salaam, more than 12 Legal Aid Providing Organizations meeting for a workshop on Improving the Rule of Law and Access to Justice in Tanzania, (organized by Women in Law and Development in Africa, [WiLDAF] and funded by the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) through USAID Tanzania), unanimously decided to unite their efforts on providing legal aid by forming a Nation-wide Network of Legal Aid Service Providers

TANLAP was established following realization of the need to have an active and independent network of legal aid providers to build the capacity of legal aid providers, to harmonize legal aid services and ethical conducts of legal aid providers and to have a collective forum for participation in policies and law reforms.

The founding legal aid providers comprised the following: The Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT); the Disabled Organization for Legal Affairs and Social Economic Development (DOLASED); Lawyers Environmental Action Tanzania (LEAT); Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC); Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA); Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF); Women’s Legal Aid Centre (WLAC); and the National Organization for Legal Assistance (nola).

The main objectives of TANLAP are as follows:

  • To strengthen the capacity building on legal literacy among legal aid providers.
  •  To extend and improve legal aid provision in the country.
  •  To initiate, promote, support as may be deemed expedient, any proposed legislation or other measure affecting the interests of its members.
  •   To build mutual understanding and coordination amongst legal aid providers and legal aid clients in the country.

 

VISION
     TANLAP envisions a society with access to justice

MISSION
 TANLAP is an umbrella organization established to enhance the best practice and capacity of its members for quality legal aid services.

Post date: Sun, 09/19/2021 - 09:13
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On 18th September 2021, TANLAP in collaboration with Rungwe District Government organized mobile legal aid camp to provide legal aid services to the people as part of Mwanamke Imara Project activities under improved access to justice for women and young people on right based issues. The event was conducted at Kiwira Ward, Kikota village. Stakeholders such as The office of DC , WEO, VEO, and Village Chairman's of Kikota attended the event. Paralegals and Advocates were able to provide legal aid to the public in terms of legal advice, legal education and referrals.

Post date: Thu, 09/16/2021 - 12:07
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Earlier today on 15th September 2021, TANLAP in collaboration with Rombo District Government organized mobile legal aid camp to provide legal aid services to the people as part of Mwanamke Imara Project activities under improved access to justice for women and young people on right based issues. The event was conducted at Katangara Mrere Ward, Mrere village. Stakeholders such as Assistant Registrar of Legal Aid Providers, WEO, VEO, and Village Chairman's of Mrere and Katangara attended the event.

Post date: Tue, 08/24/2021 - 10:20
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Earlier today on 20th August 2021, TANLAP had the opportunity to conduct a dialogue with media outlets - (29 Journalists ) in Mbeya to discuss how Article 18 of the Constitution of URT (1977) and other laws such as Media Services Act (2016); Cybercrime Act ( 2016) impact their work. The dialogue was part of the project that seek promotion and protection to ensure cohesive state and non state actors collaboration to ensure freedom of speech and assembly, civic space and rule of law. The event was held at Usungilo hotel- Mbeya.

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