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UHRC Press Release on Police brutality against civilians

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 09:51

Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) whose mandate is to protect and promote human rights and freedoms in the country is deeply concerned by the recent incidents of police brutality against un-armed civilians.

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 2016

Friday, 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...

Statement on recent Human Rights concerns in the country

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 12:09

Background

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...

UHRC semi-annual donor review meeting for the period July to December 2015.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:28

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 recommendations

Thursday, 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 others

Thursday, 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

Joint Press Statement on the Commemoration of the UN Day In Support of Torture Survivors:

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 08:23

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 Uganda

Monday, 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.

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