Concluding Observations, E/C.12/TZA/CO/1-3, 13 December 2012: Tanzania
5. The Committee is concerned that the State party has not yet adopted a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill. It is also concerned that persons living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, persons with disabilities and persons with albinism face social stigma and discrimination, despite policy and legislative measures taken by the State party (art. 2).
The Committee recommends that the State party adopt a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill. The Committee recommends that the State party take steps to combat and prevent discrimination and societal stigma, in particular against persons with disabilities, persons with albinism, persons living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and persons belonging to disadvantaged and marginalized groups, and ensure their enjoyment of the rights enshrined in the Covenant, in particular access to employment, social services, health care and education. The Committee draws the attention of the State party to its general comment No. 20 (2009) on non-discrimination in economic, social and cultural rights.
6. The Committee is concerned that the Penal Code criminalizes homosexuality (art. 2). The Committee recommends that the State party take urgent steps to amend the Penal Code to decriminalize homosexuality.
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CESCR-Tanzania-2012-eng