Press Releases

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

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 17:52

The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) previously issued a statement to the country on Friday 6 th September 2013 voicing its concerns about the 'Shoot to Kill 'order the by the Uganda Police Force and calling upon the Force to clarify the circumstances under which the order should be applied.

Barely a year later, the UHRC has noted that the police once again issued the 'Shoot to Kill' Order at a press conference held on Monday this week .following reports of increasing attacks by armed thugs targeting police officers in the line of duty. Whereas the Uganda Human Rights...

UHRC together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hold consultative meeting on developing the Uganda Human Rights National Action Plan

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 17:48

The Uganda Human Rights Commission together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold a stakeholders’ consultative meeting for local government leaders from the central region on Wednesday 9 th April 2014 as one of the ways of ensuring that the process of developing the Uganda Human Rights National Action Plan is participatory, broad based and transparent.

The meeting which is being spearheaded by the Central Regional Office of the Uganda Human Rights Commission is in fulfillment of the UHRC’s constitutional mandate to protect and promote human rights through various ways including advocating and monitoring human rights mechanisms...

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...