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Chief Justice warns human rights commissioners against favoritism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has advised the newly appointed Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC chairperson, Mariam Wangadya, to dispense justice to all Ugandans without favoritism. Owiny-Dollo made the remarks on Wednesday evening while presiding over the swearing in of the newly appointed five members of …

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Uganda Human Rights Commission calls for free internet access

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission has called for the establishment of free internet access facilities in all districts of Uganda. The call comes as Uganda prepares to join the world to commemorate the International Day for Universal Access to Information on September 28, under the …

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New UHRC chairperson, commissioners pledge swift investigations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly appointed Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) chairperson, Mariam Wangadya has committed to ensuring quick investigations for cases of human rights violations. Wangadya made the comments shortly after appearing before the Appointments Committee of Parliament for vetting. The committee approved Wangadya together with four …

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UHRC concerned about low Covid-19 vaccine uptake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC is concerned about the low rate of Covid-19 vaccination. According to records from the Ministry of Health, by July 30, 2021, 902,293 and 233,950 people had received their first and second jab respectively. The country’s target is to vaccinate at …

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Human Rights Commission in financial crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC is battling a financial crisis. The commission which is mandated with promoting human rights in the country lacks funds to conduct investigations into human rights violations, carry out education on human rights and conduct staff training. Dr. Patricia Achan, one of …

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Government pinned over top vacancies in agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President is yet to consider names for the appointment of the Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) and two Commission members. The Deputy Attorney General, Jackson Kafuuzi, told a Parliament sitting on Monday, 10 May 2021, that the Minister for Justice and …

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UHRC letter not enough for Muganga to get treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  On March 12, 2021, two unexpected visitors from Uganda Human Rights Commission turned up at the home of Karim Muganga. They were interested in taking up his torture case. Muganga is among dozens of Bobi Wine supporters who were kidnapped, tortured and released by security …

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