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Mpuuga, Wangadya humans right meeting flops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A meeting convened by Speaker Anita Among with officials of the Uganda Human Rights Commission – UHRC, and the Leader of Opposition in Parliament – LOP to discuss human rights abuses and the fate of the alleged 18 missing opposition supporters has flopped. On …

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Broke UHRC says it has a backlog of 1400 cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC faces a backlog of 1400 cases due to limited funding. Mariam Wangadya, the Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission, disclosed the commission’s predicament on Wednesday, citing resource constraints that have stalled the resolution of over 1400 cases. These …

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Is Uganda Human Rights Commission rebranding?

New focus is on the economy, instead of civil and political rights Kampala, Uganda | DICTA ASIIMWE | For years, Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has produced annual reports with various variations of this excerpt from its 2020 report: “The government was reluctant to investigate, prosecute, or punish officials who committed …

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Human rights abuses impact all Ugandans

UHRC shouldn’t be lamenting like the rest of us about human rights violators when it can bring them to order COMMENT | PETER NYANZI | I read Uganda Human Rights Commission Boss Mariam Wangadya’s article titled, ‘Let’s depoliticise human rights’ (New Vision, October 26), with mixed feelings. Of course given that …

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UHRC summons MP Olanya over Balaalo hate speech

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Human Rights Commission -UHRC has summoned Kilak South Member of Parliament Gilbert Olanya for alleged hateful speech intended to incite violence against the Balaalo community in the Acholi Sub-region. In a video that went viral more than a week back, Olanya while …

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Why torture persists despite efforts to end it

NEWS ANALYSIS  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The perpetual nature of the acts of torture in Uganda remains a puzzle as Uganda joins the rest of the World to mark the International Day in support of Torture survivors. Numerous Ugandans have experienced torture despite the 1995 Constitution guaranteeing the freedom from …

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UHRC: Govt should not be compelled to compensate Kasese attack victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government should not be compelled to compensate families of the latest suspected Allied Democratic Forces-ADF rebel attack on Lhubiriha Secondary School in Kasese district, according to the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC. At least 42 people including 39 students, two residents, and one security guard …

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UHRC tribunal hears Dr. Besigye’s case seven years later

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Tribunal has finally commenced the hearing of Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s case regarding alleged human rights violations, seven years after it was filed. The case stems from a 2016 incident when the police raided the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) headquarters …

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