December 11, 2013
The Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) is an independent government department, established as the national focal point institution for the promotion and protection of human rights and duties as well as good governance in Tanzania. CHRAGG was established under Article 129(1) of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania of 1977 as amended by Act No. 3 of 2000.
The Commission became operational on the 1st July 2001 after the coming into force of the Commission the Human Rights and Good Governance Act No7 of 2001 as amended by Act No 16 of 2001 and Government Notice No. 311 of 8th June 2001. The Commission was officially inaugurated in March 2002 following the appointment of Commissioners by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania. download Act No. 7
“Monitoring places of detention”
Speke Resort, Kampala, 19-22 November 2013
On 19-22 November, representatives of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from
11 African countries will gather in Kampala, Uganda, for a workshop on how to monitor
places of detention.
To effectively prevent torture, the institutions in charge of protecting human rights need
to build and strengthen knowledge and skills on detention monitoring particularly with
regards with the methodology of preparing, conducting and following up on visits. This is
something that the Swiss-based Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), in
partnership with the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI),
wants to address through a regional training workshop on “Monitoring Places of
Detention”, which will be hosted by the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC).
The overall aim of this training is to enhance the capacity of African NHRIs to implement
their mandate to monitor places of detention through a blended learning including a
This training started in October with an online distance learning course. The Kampala
workshop will now bring participants together to further exchanges on good practices on
detention monitoring. A practical “visiting exercise” to a place of detention will be also
This workshop is an integral part of the blended learning 3-year APT-NANHRI project “A
continent against torture “. The objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional
capacity of African National Human Rights Institutions to prevent torture in their countries.
For more information please visit www.apt.ch/africa or www.nanhri.org
You may contact the following persons:
Charlotte Fèvre, Association for the Prevention of Torture: email@example.com,
Ezekiel Ochieng, Network of African Human Rights Institutions: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Margaret Nakawuka Luwaawo, Uganda Human Rights Commission: email@example.com