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UHRC investigates denial of passports to Kakwenza’s children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC has started investigations into allegations of passport denial to three children of novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. In a letter dated 22nd June, 2022, the UHRC Director of Complaints, Investigations and Legal Services, Aida Nakiganda asked the Directorate of Immigration to respond to …

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Kakwenza petitions UHRC over children’s passports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has petitioned the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC accusing the passport office of violating the rights of his children to own a passport. In his June 20th, 2022 petition filed by Counsel Eron Kiiza, the novelist says that his three children namely Rutakirwa …

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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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Parliament tasks gov’t on return of Fr. Lokodo’s body

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has asked the government to release a detailed plan regarding the return of the remains of the former Ethics and Integrity Minister, Fr. Simon Lokodo from Geneva, Switzerland. Fr. Lokodo 64, died on January 29th, 2022 while on official duties as a member of …

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Activists blocked from petitioning UHRC over Kakwenza’s detention

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police on Thursday blocked a group of human rights activists who were planning to petition the Uganda Human Rights Commission over the continued detention of novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. Kakwenza was arrested from his home in Kisaasi, Kampala by armed security personnel last week. Although …

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