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UHRC accuses NUP of using abductions for political gains

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC chairperson, Mariam Wangadya has accused the National Unity Platform-NUP of weaponizing abductions for political gain. Speaking on Thursday at the Commission’s offices in Kampala, Wangadya said NUP is spending a lot of energy in vilifying the commission yet they have done …

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UHRC boss slams Cabinet for attempting to usurp mandate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Cabinet’s decision to start a human rights sub-committee has riled the Uganda Human Rights Commission chairperson, Mariam Wangadya. She criticizes the decision as an attempt by the Cabinet to usurp the mandate of the Commission, which was established under the 1995 Constitution. The decision …

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UHRC launches digital application to ease complaint filing, feedback

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC has launched a digital complaint filing application eliminating the need for affected persons to physically appear before the commission officials to be heard. The app, which can be downloaded through the google play store on android phones was developed by Datatrack Solutions …

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UHRC calls for amendment of provisions used to deny citizens information

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC is pushing for the amendment of several provisions in the laws of Uganda that seek to deny citizens access to information. Mariam Wangadya, the UHRC chairperson says despite the constitutional provisions on access to information, a section of public officers are …

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It is hard to stop human rights abuses: UHRC boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) Mariam Wangadya has said that it is impossible to completely wipe out human rights abuses in Uganda. Wangadya’s statement comes against the backdrop of numerous reports raised by members of the public on the continuous human …

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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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