REFLECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE TANZANIAN SOCIETY: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW
Keywords:human right, freedom, empowerment, free speech
This study investigates the challenges of human rights in the contemporary Tanzanian society in which the right of freedom of speech should be conceived as well as applied. In Tanzania free speech processes together with procedures intended to facilitate empowerment are still overwhelmed by ruling party. Theoretical and empirical studies were applied under this study. The researcher relied on records such as textbooks, international and local conventions, recommendations, conducting observation, international and national courts decisions, journals, articles and newspapers. The findings revealed that since 2016-2021 despite the new President Samia Suluhu Hassan, the status of human rights continued deteriorating and “good boys and ladies” turning out to be dangerous authoritarian and brutal towards their own people. Such tendencies together with the nature of endeavors to cling to power in Tanzania, the brutality, with which Tanzanian leaders impose their authority on their people, continue to drive systematic disappearance, killings abductions, kidnappings and detentions of people; silencing of media, activists and opposition political parties, restrictions of freedom of expressions and opinions, eventually pushed some politicians and activists into exile.
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