Since 2017, Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BRHT), the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) and IPIS are collaborating to enhance national and local capacities for the protection of vulnerable groups from, the monitoring of, the reporting on, the prevention of, and ensuring accountability for corporate human rights harm in Tanzania. The project is funded by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) and runs until the end of 2020.
Together with its partners, IPIS is organising multi-stakeholder dialogues, nationally and regionally in order to raise awareness, stimulate discussion, build capacity and a strong network of business and human rights advocates in Tanzania, including members from civil society, state agencies, workers’ organisations, industry.
The project includes an update of Tanzania’s official human rights complaint mechanism that aims to give a stronger voice to local communities and make sure corporate human rights grievances are being reported to and monitored by Tanzania’s National Human Rights Institution (CHRAGG). Joint fact- finding missions (BHRT and CHRAGG) will independently collect information to ensure that reported complaints are acted upon through advice, legal aid, mediation and/or further investigation.
IPIS participates in the publication of a quarterly briefing on business and human rights news and provides editorial support for local civil society organisations to conduct field- based scoping studies into current issues of business and human rights in Tanzania. These activities are meant to build local capacity, raise awareness and promote access to information that often remains under-reported. In this way, the project contributes to feedind the conversation on how to push forward the agenda for business and human rights in Tanzania.
This quarterly briefing series presents an overview of published news, articles and reports on business and human rights in four major economic sectors in Tanzania: resource extraction, agriculture, tourism and infrastructure.
Knowing your rights: awareness raising on land and environmental rights and access to justice in rural communities of Tanzania
As part of the EU-funded project “Improving monitoring, research and dialogue on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania”, Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BHRT) has been conducting public education campaigns
Third Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania stresses the need for awareness, stakeholder engagement and a National Action Plan
On the 17th of February 2021, around 80 key stakeholders from civil society, communities, business and government agencies from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar gathered at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Dar es
Second multi-stakeholder dialogue on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania urges focus on “the human rights impact of large infrastructure projects”.
Dar es Salaam, 18 March 2020 For the second time, Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BHRT), the Tanzanian Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) and the International Peace
Launch of the second “Voices from Tanzania” series: Business and Human Rights studies with a focus on land rights and environment
In 2019, Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BHRT), the Tanzanian Commission of Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) and the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) will collaborate again with Tanzanian
Multi-stakeholder dialogue on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania identifies ‘land rights and environment’ as priority topic
Dodoma, 21 March 2019. Over 60 key stakeholders from civil society, business and government agencies from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar gathered at the Royal Village Hotel, Dodoma for