Human Rights and Legal Aid

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Human Rights and Legal Aid

from £850
Duration: from 1 month to 6 months
Countries: Tanzania
Work closely with experienced Tanzanian lawyers and support staff on this project. Assist in consultations and raise awareness of human rights and belief in the legal system.

Human Rights and Legal Aid


The purpose of this program is to ensure that less fortunate groups and others with special needs are made aware of their rights and that these legal rights are adequately protected. The program will also provide psychosocial support to women groups, widows, vulnerable children, orphans and their foster parents.

These rights usually include the right to life, freedom from torture, freedom of movement, the right to an adequate standard of living, freedom of religion, the right to self-determination, the right to participation in cultural and political life, and the right to education. Although laws and their implementations vary, many international – as well as national laws – safeguard the human rights of its inhabitants.

Human rights are political norms dealing mainly with how people should be treated by their governments and institutions. They are not ordinary moral norms applying mainly to interpersonal conduct (such as prohibitions of lying and violence). Human rights are those basic standards without which people cannot live in dignity. To violate someone’s human rights is to treat that person as though she or he were not a human being. In conclusion, human rights belong to all people simply because they are human beings.

The Legal Aid clinics also coach and empower clients with the necessary knowledge for legal and court procedures to enable them to represent their cases in court.


Legal services provided at the clinics will consist of counselling, provision of legal advice, and reconciliation sessions on a variety of legal issues, including: labour law, employment, matrimonial, land, contract, children rights, insurance, tort, probate, etc. Internships and individual field-research opportunities are available to those who have a legal academic background and/or human rights experience. Your interest and enthusiasm is greatly needed at our centres!

The following fields of expertise are available for you to choose from:

Information & Technology
Organization Development

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Price details:

from £850

Travel & Accommodation

You will be met at Kilimanjaro International airport or Arusha bus station by a project representative and taken to start your placement.

You will be staying in a fully serviced apartment, along with other interns and volunteers. You will have a shared room and bathroom. Our coordinators will make sure you are safe and comfortable and have everything you need throughout your placement.

During weekends you can visit the Tanzania National parks (Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater) or visit the many local attractions, such as the Hot springs, Maasai village and Canoe safaris. There are many trips we can organise for you.


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