Today on 28th September 2019, the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) in collaboration with 90 Civil Society Organizations from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar is conducting Universal Periodic Review (UPR) midterm report Validation session at Kisenga Hall, LAPF building in Dar es Salaam.

The meeting aims at analyzing the UPR report developed by Tanzania CSOs coordinated by THRDC before presenting the report to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland earlier in October this year.

CSOs has been analyzing the 133 recommendations for the past two and a half years that Tanzania agreed to fully implement out of the 227 recommendations given by United Nations Human Rights Council during the second cycle recommendations in 2016.

This validation session has brought together Human rights organizations, the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) together with civil society organizations to ensure the Tanzanian government implements the agreed recommendations clustered into the following eight thematic groups:

1. Freedom of expression and the right of information

2. Women Rights

3. Child Rights

4. Social Rights

5. Economic Rights

6. Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders

7. General Human Rights and Political rights

8. Minority Rights Group

The report also intends to evaluate the status of UPR implementation by Tanzania for the past two years and to urge stakeholders to support the government to fully implement the pending recommendations.