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Training of State Prosecutors on Prevention and Prohibition of Torture

Remarks by Ms. Nicole Bjerler Deputy Head of Office in Uganda - UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Uganda

  • The Director Public Prosecutions, Hon. Justice Mike Chibita
  • The Senior State and State Attorneys
  • Acting Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission, Mr. Meddie Mulumba
  • Staff of the Uganda Human Rights Commission
  • OHCHR colleagues
  • Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome and thank you so much for joining this training.

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Situation of petitioners from Apaa at OHCHR’s Gulu compound

On 11 July 2018, a group of 234 people (including 32 children) from Apaa village, Northern Uganda entered the field office of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Gulu, Northern Uganda, after asking to hand over a petition. OHCHR had no prior knowledge of this action, nor of the petitioners’ intent to set up camp at the premises. The petitioners are demanding that their grievances related to forced evictions and other alleged human rights violations are acted on by national authorities.

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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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