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Departments and Units

Legal Affairs Unit

Head of Legal Affairs Unit

Acting Director: Dr. Gift Kweka

Phone Number: +255 22 2123655
Fax Number: +255 22 2116600

The Legal Affairs Unit (LAU) is the Ministry's advisory arm on legal matters and international law in particular. It furnishes legal advice to the Ministry, Diplomatic and Consular missions abroad with respect to all legal problems which may arise in the course of conducting Tanzania's relations with other countries and international organizations, whether they involve issues of domestic or international law.
The core functions of LAU are the following:

  • Advising on various questions arising out of international agreements
  • Coordinating and participating in the drafting of international agreements to which the United Republic of Tanzania participates
  • Drafting of instruments of ratification, accession and acceptance ready for the signature of the Head of State
  • Attending international conferences as legal advisors or delegates.

LAU maintains a record of bilateral and multilateral involving the United Republic of Tanzania.