What we do

OHCHR is mandated to:

  1. Contribute to national efforts aimed at promoting respect for and observance of human rights law through provision of advice, capacity building and assistance to the competent authorities in relation to strategies, programmes and measures to promote and protect human rights in the country.
  2. Observe the human rights situation in the country and inform the competent authorities to enable them take appropriate and timely action on order to address any human rights concerns that might arise.
  3. Provide advice and capacity building to competent authorities, national institutions, civil society organizations and individuals regarding the promotion and protection of human rights, including the use of national and international human rights protection mechanisms and human rights education programmes.
  4. Issue public reports and statements as and when determined by the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Such reports shall be shared with the government prior to publication and take into consideration their views and observations.

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Uganda has made significant progress in the Programme developed for the 2014-17 Programme cycle. The Office continues to work on the five thematic areas:

  1. Widening the Democratic Space
  2. Combating impunity
  3. Human Rights and development in the Economic sphere
  4. Countering Discrimination
  5. Strengthening engagement with International mechanism