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Kampala, 11 December 2019: “Civil Society Organisations play a critical role in the protection and promotion of human rights, particularly through "identifying, documenting, reporting human rights violations and advocating for redress and accountability", said the Country Representat
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Kampala, 20 November 2019:- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has learnt with the deepest sadness about the sudden passing this morning, of Hon. Med S.K. Kaggwa, Chairperson of the Uganda H
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14 November 2019:- The Network of Women Human Rights Defenders (NHRD) presented key issues that affect them to the Speaker of Parliament -  the Right Honourable Rebecca Kadaga. The meeting was facilitated by Ms Rosa Malango, the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UN R
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Kampala 12 September 2019- "Persons with albinism in Uganda need support. Their experiences of discrimination are multiple and intersecting. Short, medium and long term measures must be put in place for relief, rehabilitation and development initiatives," said Ikponwosa Ero, the UN Indepen
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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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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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