Press Releases

Statement on the Public Reaction and the Human Rights Implications of the newly enacted Anti-Pornography and Anti-Homosexuality laws

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 17:42

The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) as the national human rights institution constitutionally established to promote and protect human rights in Uganda is deeply concerned about the public reaction to the two recently enacted laws namely the Anti-Pornography Act 2014 and the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014.

Whereas the UHRC appreciates government’s efforts to fulfill its Constitutional duty and obligation to entrench the rule of law by enacting laws, it has been our view that in cases where there are laws already in place like in the case of the above two laws, government should strengthen the existing laws as opposed...

Monitoring places of detention

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:00

Monitoring places of detention On 19-22 November 2013 representatives of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from 11 African countries will gather at Spek...