Our Team

Founding Members

FOUNDING MEMBERS PROFILES

Mr. Bennedict Ishabakaki

Mr. Ishabakaki is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and a holder of a LL.B (Hons) of the University of Dar es Salaam and Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law School of Tanzania. Mr. Ishabakaki has deep legal knowledge, expertise and experience on issues of Cyber and ICT Laws, Human Rights Laws, Strategic Litigation ,International and Regional Legal Mechanism, Extractive Industry laws, Property Laws and Taxation.


Mr. Deus Valentine Rweyemamu

Independent development and governance advisor with a keen interest in supporting state and non-state actors to realize the value of innovation, collaboration and comparative strengths through partnerships and investments. With over eight years’ experience in supporting programs in Tanzania and the Eastern Africa region through bilateral and private foundations’ partnership with targeted beneficiaries applying best practices in grant making, capacity building, program management and social and policy research.

A master’s of Science in Development Studies, Deus has extensive experience working in human rights, governance, electoral support and advocacy with several bilateral and private donors in Tanzania and the Eastern African region. A self-starter, results-oriented and team player passionate about building teams, institutions and networks that promote meaningful participation of citizens in improving the state of the world. Deus has been recognized by the World Economic Forum to lead the Dar es Salaam hub of the Global shapers community.


Mr. Jebra Kambole

Jebra Kambole is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and the co-founder and head of Litigation of Law Guards Advocates, a multifaceted legal firm in Dar-es-Salaam. He is one of the few lawyers who participate in public education on law and human rights in the media, and has been a regular guest on Star TV (Tanzania), East Africa TV, Clouds FM, EA Radio, and Radio Free Africa, amongst others. Jebra participated in many Constitutional cases The case Challenge Cyber Crimes Act, Jebra Kambole versus Ag which declare section 50 of Cyber Crimes Act as unconstitutional, the Misc Civil Case no. 5 of 2016 between Rebecca Gyumi Versus the Attorney General of Tanzania, heard in the High Court of Tanzania. In July 2016, in a remarkable ruling, the Court declared child marriage is unconstitutional. Currently, Jebra is working on case challenging the Cyber Crimes Act, Media Service Act, Regional Administrative Act, Police and Auxiliary Service and many more, He is one of the lawyers representing the Media Council of Tanzania, Legal and Human Rights Centre and Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition against the Attorney General of Tanzania before the East Africa Court of Justice. This case seeks to challenge the Media Service Act threatening freedom of expression, he is also represent some clients challenge death penalty and Tanzania election law before African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights . He is a member of the Governing Council of Tanganyika Law Society and he is among of the founders of Centre for Strategic Litigation, Jebra is a public figure, a lawyer and a human right activist. He believes changes starts with him and it is his passion to see a society with legal and social justice.