About Attorney General’s Chambers
The Office of the Attorney General is an independent institution within the Ministry of Constitution and Law in terms of Regulation no. B.2 of the Standing Orders of the Public Service 2009 Edition No.4 of 2005. The primary function of this Office is to advise the Government on all matters of legal importance as set out in Article 59 (3) of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania of 1977. Duties of the Attorney General’s Office are governed by the Act of the Attorney General, Chapter 268 and the Office of the Attorney General.
According to Government Proclamation no. 48 of 2018 The Office of the Attorney General has the following responsibilities; –
i. Advising the Government on matters of Contracts and the drafting of legislation;
ii. Coordinate and provide legal advice;
iii. Conducting negotiations on behalf of the Government in all Agreements;
iv.To review trade and international agreements on behalf of the Government and advise the Government accordingly
v. Managing the contractual obligations of the United Republic of Tanzania;
vi.Preparing bills to be passed in Parliament;
vii.Preparing all legal documents and resolutions for approval by Parliament;
viii. Advising Ministries, Government Departments and other Government institutions;
ix. Participate in controlling the discipline of Independent Advocates through the Advocates Ethics Committee;
x.Driving and supervising practical training for students of the Institute of Practical Legal Training Institute;
xi. Supervise all Law Officers and State Attorneys present in Government Ministries, Departments and Institutions in carrying out their legal duties;
xii.Counseling on State Policies related to the administration of the rule of law in Tanzania as well as overseeing the legal profession;
xiii.Provide advice regarding Cabinet Cabinet documents, memoranda and follow-up on commitments to the implementation of decisions that require the enactment of legislation or the creation of any legal entity; and
xiv. To perform any role that may be necessary for the effective performance of the duties and the exercise of the powers of the Attorney General.
In addition, the responsibilities of the Office are governed by various laws, including
i. The Government Prosecuting Act (Cap 5);
(ii) Criminal Procedure Code (Chapter 20);
iii. Claims Code of Conduct Act (Chapter 33);
iv. Penal Code Act (Chapter 16);
v. The Basic Rights and Duties Enforcement Act (Cap 3);
vi. The Interpretation of Laws Act (Cap 1);
vii. The Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Cap 254);
x. The Extradition Act (Cap 368); and
ix. Public Private Partnership Act (Cap 103).
“To be the best law firm in the country”
“To provide the best legal services to the Government and the general public through facilitation and promotion of the rule of law, legislative drafting, negotiation, treaties and contracts for national development”.
The the said Vision and Mission of the Office of the Attorney General , in the discharge of its duties, shall continue to be guided by the following conditions or values, thus Capacity (in terms of resources, manpower and competence), Integrity, Sensitivity to Justice, Service Accessibility & Customer Care and Patriotism.
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