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Title:The right to legal representation in Tanzania: a myth or reality?
Author:Kusenha, Nicodemus S.ISNI
Periodical:Journal of African and international law (ISSN 1821-620X)
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:rights of the accused
legal aid
Abstract:The right to legal representation is part and parcel of the right of access to court. It extends to legal aid in cases where an accused is too poor to afford the services of a lawyer. The author examines the right to legal representation in Tanzania by examining the law and interpretation of the law and making some references to international practice and the practice of other States. He discusses the legal aid schemes which exist in Tanzania and the various barriers and challenges facing the provision of the right to legal representation in the country. He also notes the prohibition of legal representation in primary courts. He concludes with recommendations for rendering the provision of legal representation more effective and meaningful. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]