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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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Human rights tribunal to resume operations next year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The tribunal of the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC shall resume operations in January 2022, the commission chairperson Mariam Wangadya has revealed. Speaking at the sidelines of the launch of the 2019 and 2020 Commission annual reports on Monday at Sheraton Hotel Kampala, the Mariam Wangadya …

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‘Focus on the ordinary Ugandan’, Oulanyah tells UHRC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has urged government agencies to focus their research studies and recommendations on the plight of the common man. According to the Speaker, a number of reports presented by agencies to Parliament do not adequately capture the concerns and issues …

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Human Rights Commission advised on nuclear weapons treaty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators on the Committee of Foreign Affairs have tasked the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) to engage more stakeholders on the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The committee wants UHRC to establish why Uganda has taken a slow pace in …

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