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Inadequate funding frustrates UHRC operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC has decried funding as a major obstacle in fulfilling its mandate to monitor and advance human rights in the country. This was revealed by Mariam Wangadya, the Chairperson of the Commission while delivering the 2021 Human Rights Report to the …

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UHRC urges legislators to expedite the Witness Protection Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) is calling for expeditious passing of the Witness Protection Bill, 2015. The bill which is still in draft form seeks to provide a holistic protection of crucial witnesses in a case who face a threat or risk. The chairperson of …

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UHRC asked to name perpetrators of torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has been given a week to present names of perpetrators and victims of human rights violations. This followed concerns by Members of Parliament on the Committee of Human Rights that the Commission provided inadequate information which does not meet …

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Human rights tribunal to resume operations next year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The tribunal of the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC shall resume operations in January 2022, the commission chairperson Mariam Wangadya has revealed. Speaking at the sidelines of the launch of the 2019 and 2020 Commission annual reports on Monday at Sheraton Hotel Kampala, the Mariam Wangadya …

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‘Focus on the ordinary Ugandan’, Oulanyah tells UHRC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has urged government agencies to focus their research studies and recommendations on the plight of the common man. According to the Speaker, a number of reports presented by agencies to Parliament do not adequately capture the concerns and issues …

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Human Rights Commission condemns Kampala twin bombings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission has condemned suicide bomb attacks that happened on Tuesday in Kampala. The bomb blasts happened at the Central Police Station and around IPS building along Parliament Avenue. Government has blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF. Six people have …

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