Ms Asina A. Omari

Asina A. Omari is an assistant lecturer at the Department of Private Law. She has over 13 years working experience as a legal officer, legal advisor, teaching and researching in law specialising in women and children’s issues. She holds a Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Tanzania-Mozambique Centre for Foreign Relations (1998), a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B 2003), University of Dar es Salaam; a certificate in Human Rights from the Institute of Ethnic Relations of Malmὃ University (2004) and an LL.M from the University of Dar es Salaam (2005). She also has a Certificate of Health and Human Rights awarded by Capacity Building Germany and World Health Organization in 2007.

Asina is the current chairperson of the of the University of Dar es Salaam Legal Aid Committee which  provides free legal aid to indigent people from different corners of Tanzania. She has also been involved with the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA) where she served in the Board and various other capacities for many years.

Asina is currently serving as a Commissioner in the National Electoral Commission (Tanzania). Further, she is an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania since 2006. She is a member of Tanganyika Law Society, the Bar Association for mainland Tanzania where she also served as a Council Member and on various committees for many years. She is also a member of the East Africa Law Society, a Bar Association for East African countries, the Pan African Lawyers Union and an associate fellow at the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Asina may be contacted at


Ngaiza C., and Omari A.A., ‘Access to Justice by Victims of Violence against Women and Girls in Tanzania: A Social Legal Perspective’ in Budoo A., and Lubaale E.C., (eds) Violence against Women and the Criminal Justice System in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan Springer (Forthcoming 2021)

Omari A. A., Legal Aid and Access to Justice during the Covid-19 Pandemic:   Reflections from the UDSM Legal Aid Committee’s Experience, The Tanzania Legal Aid Journal (Forthcoming November 2021).

Ngaiza C., Omari A.A., and Gastorn K., Towards a Coordinated Legal Aid Service in Tanzania, The Tanzania Legal Aid Journal, Vol.1 2019 No.1

Omari A.A.,Justice Dimensions of Security Cooperation in Southern Africa Development Community’ in Manyauka K.J., Proceedings of the 2006 FOPRISA Annual Conference, BIDPA 2007.

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