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“If you misuse power, we will hold you personally liable.” said Hon. Kahinda Otafire, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs at the event to commemorate the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June 2018 in Kampala. The Minister reiterated the government&rs
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The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Uganda and Uganda Christian University (UCU) launched pioneer short courses on human rights targeting university students. A joint press statement issued by the two institutions indicates that the courses will be taugh
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Members of Parliament on the Standing Committee on Human Rights of the 10th Parliament in Uganda were in profound agreement that Parliament is the institution that has a key role in using their influence to urge government to take their reporting obligation seriously. This was at the t
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At the launch of a the Human Rights Recommendations Database to monitor the status of Government’s implementation of  human rights recommendations issued by various human rights mechanisms, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Country Representati
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“Persons with disabilities in Uganda continue to suffer grave human rights abuse despite the existence of a good legal and policy framework”, OHCHR’s Country Representative,  Uchenna Emelonye, said while speaking at a national dissemination meeting of the Concluding Observa
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Human rights in the news

Working with Government to advance the Rights of People Living with Albinism

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Deputy Country Representative Nicole Bjerler has reiterated the call by the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero for all stakeholders to support persons with albinism Read more


Experts want witness protection law fast-tracked

The absence of a witness protection law is affecting the trial of suspects for crimes such as defilement and terrorism, experts including judicial officers disclosed on Tuesday as they pushed for a relevant law

Uganda does not yet have a specific law on witness protection, eve Read more


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