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Launch of the Human Rights Recommendations Database, Kampala - Uganda

Minister of Justice and Constitutional affairs,

The Solicitor General of Uganda,

Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

The Chairperson, Uganda Human Rights Commission,

Director, Monitoring and Inspections, Uganda Human Rights Commission

All esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen,

On behalf of the United Nations Human Rights Office, I warmly welcome you all to this Launch of the novel Human Rights Recommendations Database in Uganda.

First and foremost, I would Read more

Keep restriction on media freedom within acceptable human rights standards, UHRC tells government

The following are the closing remarks made by Dr Katebalirwe Amooti Wa Irumba, acting chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission at the World Press Freedom Day colloquium hosted by African Centre for Media Excellence on 3 May 2016.

Representatives from Government; Representatives from the Academia; Representatives from Civil Society; Representatives from the Media; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen; All Protocol Respectively Observed;

Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a privilege and an honour to be asked to address this gatherin Read more

Open Letter to Vice Chancellors of Universities in Uganda

Dear Vice Chancellors, On behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, I am pleased to address this open letter to you and advert your attention to a higher education paradigm through the introduction of human rights as undergraduate common core course.

You may be recalled that the international community emphasized the essence of human rights education in 1995 with the declaration of the UN Decade for Human Rights Education. Calling on States and institutions to include human rights as subjects in the curricula of all lea Read more

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