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The Resource Book on Enforcing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) is designed as a reference tool with cases and materials that would help members of the judiciary understand the nature and content of ESCR and adjudicate related cases.

Kampala 19 July 2019
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Women human defenders from across Uganda have shown more commitment to defend the human rights of all, engage constructively in the promotion and protection of women’s rights, and gender equality.

At a three-day training for Women Human Rights Defenders on engagement with internatio
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Thirty media professionals from Karamoja, Soroti, Mbale and Kapchorwa were trained on fundamental freedoms and women’s empowerment from 26 to 28 June 2019.

Friday 28 June 2019 (Kapchorwa) – OHCHR in partnership with the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) organ
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Four Ugandan national Institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that seeks to strengthen cooperation on data collection, disaggregation, dissemination and analysis to help measure progress and ensure that no one is left behind.

Friday 28 June, (Kampala) &n
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The Report titledEnhancing Equality and Countering Discrimination against Persons with Albinism in Uganda” was launched at the official commemoration event of International Albinism Awareness Day on 13 June in Kampala.

The United Nations
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Human rights in the news

UGANDA: Disabilities report stresses need for a more harmonised legal framework

Kampala 12 February 2019 – The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) and the UN Human Rights Office launched a Report on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Uganda. The report provides a legal analysis to assess whether the laws Read more


Experiencing human rights work from a regional perspective: An account of Uganda's UDHR70 Essay Competition Winners

Pearl Kyomuhendo and Ronald Okiring, from Makerere Business School and Makerere University Law Faculty respectively, won the essay competition organized by OHCHR Uganda, the Uganda Human Rights Commission, with the support from t Read more


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