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The role of civil society in ensuring the protection and promotion of human rights is crucial during election time.

At a training of youth networks on human rights in the context of the 2020- 2021 elections in Uganda, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Country Representative in Uganda, Mr Robert Kotchani, underscored the role of civil society in ensuring the protection and promotion of human rights. Civil society organisations play an important role in the protection and promotion of human rights particularly during election time and “should be capacitated to bring the youth to the centre of conflict-prevention interventions”, he added.

In his remarks at the opening of a three- Read more

Statement by OHCHR Uganda on the passing of Hon. Med S. K. Kaggwa, Chairperson Uganda Human Rights Commission

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 Human Rights Commission (UHRC).

We have lost a true friend and a passionate and committed advocate for human rights. He dedicated his life to the protection and promotion of human rights in Uganda and on the African continent. His commitment and leadership were instrumental in ensuring strong pa Read more

The truism in enjoyment of fundamental human rights in modern days

Pearl Kyomuhendo - Winner of the Human Righs essay competition in commemoration of the UDHR

The idea of human rights is that each one of us, no matter who we are, how we are born or where we are from, each one of us is entitled to the same basic human rights. It is also understandably clear that human rights are not privileges and they cannot be granted by anyone.

The definition of human rights is more descriptive than specific due to different but similar understanding of the concept of human rights. However, from the reading of the Universal Declaratio Read more

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