Women's human and legal rights within the family in Tanzania
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Human Rights consist of demands or claims made by individuals or groups of individuals on society and the concern over the years has been the recognition promotion and protection of rights so demanded or claimed. Following the struggles over the years, today society recognizes a wide range of human rights including civil and political rights, and economic, social and cultural rights. At the same time, efforts have also been made to evolve mechanisms for the promotion and protection of those rights at the national, regional and international levels. At the international level there are for instance the Declaration of Human Rights and the international covenants and conventions. At the regional level there is for example The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights and at the national level there is the municipal law the content of which vary from country to country. In Tanzania the municipal law consists of statutory law, customary laws, Muslim Law and case law Gudicial precedents).