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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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Human rights body wants journalists compensated for torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Uganda Human Rights Commission wants the security agencies responsible for the officers who beat up journalists at the UN Human Rights Commission office last week to compensate them for the inhumane and degrading treatment they subjected them to.  The UHRC condemned the actions of …

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UHRC cautions candidates against defying campaign guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC has cautioned politicians against defying campaign guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission. The acting chairperson to the Commission Katebalirwe Amooti Wa Irumba says the clashes between candidates and security personnel are as a result of the failure by the politicians …

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Wakiso takes lead to institute district human rights committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso has taken the lead to institute a district human rights committee as recommended by the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) many years ago. The acting chairperson of UHRC, Dr. Katebalirwa Amooti says that whereas 27 districts including Budaka, Bukedea, Busia, Hoima, Isingiro, Kiboga, …

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MPs question delayed appointment of Human Rights Commission boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has questioned the failure by the president to appoint a new chairperson for the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC). The previous chairperson of the commission Med Sozzi Kaggwa died in November last year. However, he has never been …

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UHRC asks public to comply to COVID-19 guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission has asked the public to comply with the presidential directives and guidelines in the fight against COVID 19. The Acting Commission Chairperson Dr Katebalirwe Amooti says that the directives and guidelines are backed by law quoting from the 1995 Constitution …

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National Health Insurance Scheme should cover all Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Health Insurance Scheme Bill, 2019 will be useful to Uganda if it can ensure access to health not only the contributors and their dependents but even the most indigent, the Uganda Human Rights Commission(UHRC) has recommended. The commission which was appearing before …

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Gov’t wants court to dismiss suit against junk food

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has asked court to dismiss a case in which it is accused of failing to protect Ugandans from the influx of junk food. Civil Society Organization Health Equity and Policy Initiative (HEAPI) and Anthony Odur, a Health Rights Activist sued the government …

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