Center for Strategic Litigation

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Joined July 2019

We work in Tanzania to promote rule of law and the indiscriminate application of the constitution in public life

Presence in: Tanzania
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Right to Information, Women's Rights

The Centre for Strategic Litigation (CSL) is a Tanzania based partnership that seeks to advance the vision of a just, tolerant, vibrant and inclusive democracy grounded on respect for Rule of Law and justice for all. We deploy an innovative approach to litigation and advocacy that seeks to promote access to justice and public debate and education on key democratic principles and values. We use the law to encourage citizen agency in advancing democracy through strategic litigation, public education, petitioning, research legal and judicial reviews as well as strategic use of media especially online media. CSL seeks to advance development of case law on democracy, rule of law and freedom of expression in Tanzania by litigating at national courts and regional courts and the generation of action research which to strengthen advocacy and strategic litigation. Founded in, 2018 the organization was formed in response to growing threats to rule of law, expressive freedoms and the sanctity of the constitution in Tanzania.