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The Uganda Human Rights Commission’s Position on the Tobacco Control Bill, 2014 Presented to the Committee on Health of the Parliament of Uganda on Tuesday 15th July, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 12:03

The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) is constitutionally mandated under Articles 48, 49, 51 to 58 of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda to promote and protect human rights. In discharging its mandate, the UHRC monitors government’s compliance with international treaty and conventional obligations on human rights as well as makes recommendations to Parliament on effective measures for promotion of human rights. Furthermore, the UHRC has the responsibility as a national human rights institution to review and analyze bills, laws and policies in order to ensure that they are in line with human rights standards and not in...

Statement on Human Rights Concerns arising from the recent clashes in Bundibugyo, Ntoroko and Kasese Districts

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 11:50

The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) is deeply concerned about the recent clashes reported in the Rwenzori region and particularly in the districts of Bundibugyo, Ntoroko and Kasese.

Statement on the launch of Uganda Human Rights Client Charter

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:50

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE LAUNCH OF THE UGANDA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION CLIENT CHARTER, 12th February 2014

UHRC Statement on the recent ‘Shoot to Kill’ Order by the Uganda Police Force

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:29

UHRC Statement on the recent ‘Shoot to Kill’ Order by the Uganda Police Force (Issued on Thursday 20th February 2014) The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) previously issued a statement to the country on Friday 6th September 2013 voi.

STATEMENT ON THE RECENT ESCALATION OF MYSTERIOUS MURDERS

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 18:20

The Uganda Human Rights Commission has been monitoring and investigating the various mysterious murders that have been taking place in the country since last year. The Commission is concerned about the magnitude and atrocious manner in which these murders are being executed by ruthless but seemingly organized hit gangs who so far seem to have successfully eluded the law.

The Commission is even more perturbed with reports that efforts to arrest these culprits have not yielded much success, leaving the hit gangs to continue with their criminal activities unabated. The Commission extends its heartfelt condolences to Ugandan families that...

Statement on International Human Rights Day

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 18:18

Statement issued by the Uganda Human Rights Commission and partners to the media to commemorate this year’s International Human Rights Day

Every December 10th, Uganda joins the international community to commemorate the International Human Rights Day which is significant to all humanity as this is the landmark day when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948. This year, the Uganda Human Rights Commission, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Uganda, Human Rights Network, Uganda, and other civil society organisations including ACTV, ASF, Human Rights Centre, RLP among others, shall...

UHRC WINS AN AWARD

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 18:16

UHRC WINS AN AWARD AS THE BEST NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTION IN AFRICA

The Uganda Human Rights Commission has won an award for the best National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) that has contributed the most to the human rights work in Africa. The award was given by The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights during a Special Session held in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’ Ivoire to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.The ceremony was presided over by President Alassane Outtara of Cote d’Ivoire and was attended among others, the UN High Commissioner...

ACHOLI SUB REGION SPECIAL REPORT

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 18:15

Press Release on Acholi Sub Region Special Report

The Uganda Human Rights Commission will on Friday September 28th 2012 launch a Special Report on the Peace Building Project for the former IDPs in the Acholi sub region. The function to be presided over by the Minister of Internal Affairs Hon. Hilary Onek at Bomah Hotel, Gulu marks the end of the one-year programmme which was put in to augment the resettlement exercise following the end of the 20 year- Kony war. The 112 –page Report titled “Picking up the pieces in Acholi sub-region” presents findings by the Uganda Human...

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