Joint Statement: Arbitrary Suspension of Tanzanian Lawyer and Former President of the Tanganyika Law Society, Ms Fatma Karume

March 16, 2020
The undersigned bar associations and organizations, concerned with the rule of law and the independence of the legal profession, register their concern over the continued suspension of Ms Fatma Karume, a former president of the Tanganyika Law Society and a current senior partner at the law firm, IMMMA Advocates in Tanzania. On September 20, 2019,...

BHRC raises concern for lawyers in Tanzania amid shooting of Law Society President

September 20, 2017
BHRC, with the Bar Council and Law Society, have signed an open letter to the President of Tanzania condemning the violence against lawyers in Tanzania. The letter comes in the wake of the shooting of Tundu Antiphas Mughwai Lissu, the President of the Tanganyika Law Society, just weeks after being arrested by Tanzanian officials under questionable circumstances....

BHRC publishes 2014-15 Biennial Report

December 7, 2016
The Bar Human Rights Committee’s 2014-15 Biennial Report has been published today. This report provides a detailed overview of BHRC’s recent work, including the development of anti-FGM protection orders in the UK, research into torture and sexual violence in Sri Lanka, statements and letters of concern over ongoing human rights abuses, and human rights and law...