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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

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe cautions security agencies against human rights violations

KAMPALA - OHCHR Uganda commemorated International Human Rights Day in partnership with the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) in Kampala, in Gulu and in Moroto. In all the three locations, the statement of the High Commissioner for Human Rights was read. The statement was also printed in two of the main national daily newspapers. The events saw active involvement and participation of civil society organizations (CSOs) and State entities (line ministries, police, army, and prison services), media and development partners, among others.

In Gulu, more than 600 people, the Read more

Situation of petitioners from Apaa at OHCHR’s Gulu compound

On 11 July 2018, a group of 234 people (including 32 children) from Apaa village, Northern Uganda entered the field office of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Gulu, Northern Uganda, after asking to hand over a petition. OHCHR had no prior knowledge of this action, nor of the petitioners’ intent to set up camp at the premises. The petitioners are demanding that their grievances related to forced evictions and other alleged human rights violations are acted on by national authorities.

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