“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 Read more
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
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
On 3 May, during a joint national event in collaboration with the Uganda Human Rights Commission, and many media associations, OHCHR-Uganda OiC Ms. Grace Pelly, made a speech highlighting the importance of upholding the right of freedom of expression and protecting journalists in Uganda, to mark Read more
In November 2017, OHCHR Uganda supported the Equal Opportunities Commission to generate a report which provides a systematic review of all legislation within Uganda assessed in line of with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRDP). The report analyzed the legal frameworks Read more
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 Read more
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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.Read more
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
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.
During Read more
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