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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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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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