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Uganda Human Rights Commission awarded A-Status for complying with international requirements

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 11:31

The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) is celebrating another achievement of maintaining its A status accreditation by the Global Alliance for Human Rights Institution (GANHRI), which certified its compliance with international requirements for a fully functional national commission.

The Accreditation Certificate was received on Tuesday 6th March 2019 by the UHRC Chairperson Mr. Med S. K. Kaggwa in Geneva, Switzerland following a GANHRI assessment done in 2018. Mr. Kaggwa received the certificate during the most important annual gathering of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from all over the world in which they actively engage with GANHRI and with each...

Statement on the recent Human Rights Concerns in the Country and UHRC Interventions

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 15:57

Background

The Uganda Human Rights Commission is constitutionally mandated under Article 51 to protect and promote human rights in Uganda. It is in line with this mandate that the Commission monitors the human rights situation in the country and makes recommendations to those concerned. The same Constitution also mandates the Commission to carry out continuous programmes aimed at creating and sustaining within society awareness of the provisions of the Constitution. In this regard, the Commission usually makes various interventions including pronouncing itself on some critical emerging human rights issues to provide guidance to the country.

In the recent...

Statement on emerging human rights issues in the country following the Arua Municipality by-election held on Wednesday 15th August 2018

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 21:02

We are deeply concerned about the recent developments in the country that directly or indirectly curtailed the full enjoyment of human rights, particularly personal liberty, right to life, freedom of assembly, expression and media freedoms, as well as freedom from torture.

Statement on the recent Human Rights Concerns in the country

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 16:10

1. Background

Uganda Human Rights Commission is the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) that is constitutionally mandated to protect and promote human rights in Uganda. Among its various functions is to monitor the human rights situation in the country and make recommendations to the relevant stakeholders as well as create and sustain within society, awareness of the provisions of the Constitution of Uganda. In this regard, the Commission usually pronounces itself on some critical emerging human rights issues and in fulfillment of its mandate, provides guidance to the country on how the human rights situation can be improved....

Statement on the recent high handedness of security agents

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:27

The Uganda Human Rights Commission which is constitutionally mandated to protect and promote human rights is once again perturbed by the human rights violations arising from the excesses of some security agents which have persisted. The Commission is concerned that inspite of our repeated calls to them to respect human rights in carrying out their duties, security agents continue to be high handed.

Statement on Human Rights concerns arising out of the arrest of Police officers and the Killing of Refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 16:15

Uganda Human Rights Commission

Statement on Human Rights concerns arising out of the arrest of Police officers and the

Killing of Refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement

Thursday 2nd November 2017

1.0 Background

In line with its constitutional mandate to protect and promote human rights in the country, the Uganda Human Rights Commission got concerned by the uncoordinated statements from police which indeed alarmed and stirred apprehension in the country as whole with regard to the recent arrests of its officers. The Commission was also concerned about the reasons for their arrest which...

Statement on Human Rights concerns arising out of the arrest of Police officers and the Killing of Refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 16:15

Uganda Human Rights Commission

Statement on Human Rights concerns arising out of the arrest of Police officers and the

Killing of Refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement

Thursday 2nd November 2017

1.0 Background

In line with its constitutional mandate to protect and promote human rights in the country, the Uganda Human Rights Commission got concerned by the uncoordinated statements from police which indeed alarmed and stirred apprehension in the country as whole with regard to the recent arrests of its officers. The Commission was also concerned about the reasons for their arrest which...

Statement on the recent Human Rights Concerns in the country - October 26th 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 09:02

Human Rights concerns arising from the process of tabling in Parliament the motion to lift the Presidential age limit

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