LHRC, a private, autonomous, voluntary non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit sharing organization with a mission of empowering the people of Tanzania, was established in 1995 out of experiences and lessons generated from The Tanzania Legal Education Trust and the Faculty of Law of the University of Dar es Salaam. LHRC dedicates to create legal and human rights awareness among the public and in particular the underprivileged section of society through legal and civic education, advocacy linked with legal aid provision, research and human rights monitoring. Its operations are mainly focused in Tanzania mainland with specific interventions in Zanzibar. LHRC is a member of different national, regional, international NGOs Networks and human rights bodies. The LHRC has an observer status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights since 2000.