Joint Statement by the Uganda Human Rights Commission and the Coalition Against Torture, to commemorate the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture-June 26th 2016Friday, June 24, 2016 - 13:41
Good morning members of the media, human rights defenders, ladies and gentlemen!
Every 26th June, human rights defenders, survivors of torture and relevant stakeholders the world over take the opportunity to speak out against torture both as a human rights violation and as a . crime, and also to remember and support victims and survivors of torture.
As we once again commemorate this year's United Nations International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture on June 26th 2016, it is an opportunity to call on all stakeholders including United Nations Member States, civil society and individuals everywhere...
The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) which is the national human rights institution constitutionally established to protect and promote human rights in Uganda is deeply concerned about some of the recent developments in the country that directly or indirectly curtail the full enjoyment of human rights and freedoms including personal liberty, freedom of expression and assembly and media freedoms and responsibility, supremacy of the Constitution and the sanctity of human dignity for all, among others.
The Uganda Human Rights Commission is mandated to offer guidance on any emerging human rights issues in the country by pointing...
It is the common practice for the UHRC to hold the semi-annual meetings with partners to update, enlighten and engage them on the activities implemented and progress made by the Commission towards the promotion and protection of human rights in Uganda as well as to highlight the challenges faced and to propose recommendations for key issues identified. The meeting for the period July to December 2015 that drew a total of about 44 participants was held at Metropole Hotel on Tuesday 12th April 2016.They represented several organizations some of which included;DGF,JLOS,OHCHR,Irish Embassy, UHRC. The report presented covers a number of...
National multistakeholder meeting on status of implementation of Uganda's UPR Health related recommendationsThursday, November 26, 2015 - 15:33
Representatives from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR), Ministry of Health, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, and Civil Society Organisations
Statement on Saturday’s incident of police use of un necessary force against Fatuma Naigaga and othersThursday, October 15, 2015 - 07:58
Statement on Saturday’s incident of police use of un necessary force against Fatuma Naigaga and others on the Masaka-Mbarara Highway
The World annually commemorates the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture every26thJune providing an opportunity for human rights defenders and survivors to speak out against the crime of torture and to remember and support victims and survivors of torture throughout the world
Statement on the recent Escalation of incidents of Murders and specifically of Muslim Clerics in UgandaMonday, February 23, 2015 - 09:14
The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) is deeply concerned with the general escalation of murder incidents in the country which have been persistent in the last three years.
The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) whose mandate is to protect and promote human rights is appalled by yesterday’s incident involving the use of excessive force by some police officers against some journalists, which was aired on various media last night. The journalists were reported to have been covering an incident involving a clash between police and a group of youth who were allegedly demonstrating.