Presentation of the Semi-Annual Report for January –June 2014 (Donor Review Meeting)
The Uganda Human Rights Commission is mandated under article 52 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda to among other functions;
- To investigate at its own initiative or on a complaint made by any person or group of people against the violation of any human right.
- To visit jails, prisons and places of detention or related facilities with the view of assessing and inspecting conditions of the inmates and make recommendations.
- To established a continuing programme of research, education and information to enhance respect of human rights.
- To recommend to Parliament effective measures to promote human rights, including provision of compensation to victims of violations or their families.
- To create and sustain within society the awareness of the provisions of the Constitution as the fundamental law of the people of Uganda.
- To educate and encourage the public to defend the Constitution at all times against all forms of abuses and violations.
- To formulate, implement and oversee programmes intended to inculcate in citizens of Uganda awareness of their civic responsibilities and an appreciation of their rights and obligations as free people.
- To monitor government compliance with international, regional and national human rights standard.
The semi- annual report presents an assessment of performance of the Uganda Human Rights Commission during the period January to June 2014 in line with the above mandate and the UHRC Strategic Investment Plan (FY 2012/13 – 2016/17) Outcomes and Outputs. The report is intended to provide the UHRC stakeholders with a highlight of performance against agreed on targets.