Tanzania: Police orders, including issuing authority, reasons and circumstances for issuance, delivery methods, and consequences for failure to comply; appearance of these orders (2013-October 2015) [TZA105333.E]

Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa

Information on police orders, including issuing authority, reasons and circumstances for issuance, delivery methods, and consequences for failure to comply, as well as information on their appearance, was scarce among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response.

Part II (A) of the Criminal Procedure Act of Tanzania outlines the procedures relating to criminal investigations (Tanzania 1985). Article 10 (2) provides information on written police orders, and (2A) indicates the penalties for failing to comply when summoned (ibid.). A copy of Part II of the act is attached to this Response.

Information on the application of these articles as well as on the appearance of police orders could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Reference

Tanzania. 1985 (amended 2008). The Criminal Procedure Act. [Accessed 17 Oct. 2015]

Additional Sources Consulted

Oral sources: Interpol; National Organization for Legal Assistance; Tanzania – Embassy in Ottawa, Police Force; 13 criminal lawyers based in Tanzania.

Internet sites, including: AllAfrica; Amnesty International; Canada – Citizenship and Immigration Canada; Daily News; ecoi.net; Factiva; Freedom House; Human Rights Watch; Southern African Legal Assistance Network; Southern African Legal Information Institute; Tanzania- Government Portal, Judiciary of Tanzania; United Nations – Refworld, ReliefWeb; United States – Department of State, Embassy in Dar es Salaam.

Attachment

Tanzania. 1985 (amended 2008). The Criminal Procedure Act. [Accessed 17 Oct. 2015]