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Legal Aid Secretariat (LAS)

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Joined July 2016
Presence in: Tanzania
Focus: Generalist Legal Services

The Legal Aid Secretariat (LAS) is body established to coordinate the Legal Aid Providers in Tanzania. LAS operate under the leadership of the Legal Aid Providers. Currently LAS is funded by the pool of donors through the Legal Sector Reform Program (LSRP) basket fund. While LAS is a result of long negotiations among the LAP’s and the government on the establishment of the governing body that will oversee and coordinate the provision of legal aid services in Tanzania, LAS functions under the Steering Committee which works as a governing board to the LAS Secretariat. The Steering Committee is comprised of the representatives from the LAP’s organizations and is responsible to foresee the work of the LAS.

People Associated With This Organization

Blastus Kahemela

Legal Aid Secretariat (LAS)
Joined January 2014
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods
I am a Legal officer (Advocate) working in Tanzania,Currently I work with Legal Aid Secretariat (LAS) which coordinates the Legal Aid providers in Tanzania and in Collaboration with the Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs.

Harold Sungusia

Legal Aid Secretariat (LAS) (Unverified)
Joined May 2017
Interests: Traditional / Customary Justice
Country Director of Sung Consultants
a advocate if the High Court of Tanzania, notary public and commissioner for oaths.
Consultant and practitioner in governance, human rights, access to justice, international law and constitutional law.
Blastus Kahemela is the network champion (main point of contact) for Legal Aid Secretariat (LAS).

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