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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Statement on Letter of Urgent Appeal to the United Republic of Tanzania


On 5 May 2020, the Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the country rapporteur on the human rights situation in Tanzania, the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, the Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, transmitted a letter of urgent appeal to the United Republic of Tanzania regarding the right of people in Tanzania to the protection of their health and life and for having access to public health information in the context of the novel coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic in the country.