ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title.
4. Right to apply to High Court for redress.
5. Application to be made by petition.
6. Contents of petition.
7. Service of petition.
8. Jurisdiction of High Court.
9. Where a matter arises in subordinate court.
10. Constitution of High Court.
12. Form of evidence.
13. Power of High Court in making decisions.
15. Rules of procedure.
THE BASIC RIGHTS AND DUTIES ENFORCEMENT ACT
An Act to provide for the procedure for enforcement of constitutional basic rights, for duties and for related matters.
[27th January, 1995]
Act No. 33 of 1994
(1) This Act may be cited as the Basic Rights and Duties Enforcement Act.
(2) This Act shall apply to Tanzania Zanzibar as well as to Mainland Tanzania in relation to all suits the courses of action in which concern the provisions of sections 12 to 29 of the Constitution.
(1) In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–
"act" includes any decision, determination, advice or recommendation made under a power or duty conferred or imposed by the Constitution or by any written law;
"administrative act or omission" means an act or omission of a Minister, Public Official, Tribunal, Board, Committee, Local Government Authority or other Authority of the Government exercising, purporting to exercise or failing to exercise any power or duty conferred or imposed by the Constitution or by any written law in furtherance of basic rights and duties;
"Constitution" means the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, 1977;
"Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for legal affairs;
"subordinate court" means any court of a magistrate of any level established under the Magistrates' Courts Act. *
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