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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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Four NUP supporters charged with common nuisance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four supporters of the National Unity Platform have been charged with common nuisance. The four were arrested while going to deliver a petition at Parliament on the plight of Ugandan domestic workers in the Middle East. The four who include Nansana West ward LCV …

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Gov’t yet to submit regular human rights reports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is yet to submit periodic regional and international human rights reports to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights-OHCHR. The OHCHR country representative Richard Kotchani noted that since 2016 when the Human Rights Recommendations Database was launched, various gaps …

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Observers give thumbs up to Gogonyo by-election

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC)  observer team at the Gogonya by-election in Palisa has warned of the generally plummeting participation in election by citizens. The observer team also called for a greater role of civilians in the stewarding elections. ” The stewarding of polls should not …

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UHRC recommends life sentence for organ traffickers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has welcomed the life sentence against traffickers proposed in the Uganda Human Organ and Transplant Bill, 2021. In an appearance before Parliament’s Committee on Health on Wednesday, 10 August 2022, the Commission’s Director Monitoring and Inspection, Ruth Ssekindi noted that …

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Global forum tipped on people-centered democracy

Beijing, China | THE INDEPENDENT | The global community has been challenged to practice mutual respect, and uphold harmonious co-existence between communities with diverse social systems, ideologies, cultures, histories and development levels. Crispin Kaheru, a member of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC), made this call in remarks he made at …

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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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