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Strengthening Responses to Gender integration in programming

Yvonne Masarakufa is a human rights officer and team leader working with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the Gulu field office. She took part in a training on gender integration for OHCHR staff that has helped shape her career as a human rights Read more

Putting human rights at the forefront of Parliament Business

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 Read more

Launch of database on human rights state reporting

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 Read more

Helping Connect Muslim Heritage and Individual Rights

Muslim Centre for Justice and Law tells of how OHCHR has helped the organisation gain quick acceptance in a rather ‘rigid’ community.

Seven schools in central and eastern Uganda are proud owners of vibrant huma Read more

UN OHCHR Country Representative Challenges Uganda government on disability rights

“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 Read more

Government has responsibility to promote human rights

The desire for promotion and respect of human rights throughout the year in Uganda and the world over, gained common ground calling for protest against oppression. Describing it as a violation of human rights, the claim provoked several demonstrations that characterized Read more

Working with Gov't Institutions to enhance human rights

The Restoring Law and Order in Karamoja (RELOKA) programme has led to improvements in justice, law and order in the Karamoja region. The programme has achieved this through an increased number of police officers and the re-opening of police outposts in every sub-county. Furthermore, RELOKA is sup Read more

Promoting a human rights –based approach to the National Development Planning

A nation-wide consultations process to inform the second National Development Plan (NDPII) was launched on 19th May 2014 at a training workshop in Entebbe by the National Planning Authority (NPA) targeting district chief administrators and planners to discuss the development issues tha Read more

Working in partnership to enhance the protection and promotion of human rights in Karamoja

The situation of human rights in Karamoja has greatly improved over the past years. This has been due to partnerships among state and non-state actors, and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) through joint monitoring and advocacy with Uganda Human Rights Commission as Read more

IGP sets up team to clear police image

KAMPALA- The growing criticism of the police brutal crackdown on the political Opposition has prompted the police chief, Gen Kale Kayihura, to launch a government inter-agency media campaign to redeem the police’s public and international image, Saturday Monitor has learnt.

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UN Decries Irregularities in Polls

Kampala- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the world body stands by findings of international election observer groups, the European Union and Commonwealth, which noted wide Read more

UN cautions MPs on legislation

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights representative to Uganda Dr. Uchenna Emelonye has expressed concern over some of the country’s legislation that could violate human rights.

He said that much as there are positive aspects, they are conce Read more

OHCHR Trains journalists on human rights and public freedoms

The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner in Uganda has trained a group of 35 journalists from Lango and Acholi sub regions on human rights and public freedom.

The two-day training supported by Uganda Human Rights Commission took place at Doves Nest Hotel outside Read more

UNOHCHR to Partner with Parliament on Human Rights Legislation

The Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga on Monday 21st September 2015 received Dr. Uchenna Emelonye the new Country Representative for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Uganda.

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UN warns government over police crackdown on opposition

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, country representative, Mr. Uchenna Emelonye addressing journalists at Protea Hotel. Emelonye condemned the clashes involving police and opposition leaders an incident that happened at Kanyaryeru along Kamp Read more