The UHRC condemned the actions of the officers who were seen beating up journalists and other people when NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu went to deliver his petition to the UN agency, over alleged violations of human rights. The commission expresses exceptional concern over the recent media reports showing a blatant violation of the rights of journalists and other people by some errant security officers", says a statement.
Since the previous chairperson of Uganda Human Rights Commission Medi Kaggwa passed away in November last year, no replacement has been appointed, even as the Speaker of Parliament has reminded the president several times
Giving a keynote address at the launch of the special issue journal on Covid-19 and freedom of expression, assembly and access to information by Human Rights and Peace Center (HURIPEC) in Kampala on Tuesday, Justice Owinyi- Dollo urged Ugandans to prioritise saving lives ahead of the rights to expression, assembly and accessing information.
Rubirizi District, which was curved from Greater Bushenyi in 2010 has been dependent on judicial services from the parent district, which is 50 kilometers away. It now hopes to improves access to judicial services, thanks to the commissioning of the new centre by Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe on Tuesday.
Early this year, the Equal Opportunities Commission decided that the rights of the Banyabindi were abused in many ways after they were pushed out of their land for the establishment of Queen Elizabeth National Parks.
According to Pacifici, there is logic and principle in the visa and economic sanctions imposed against Kayihura, adding that even the EU would have acted the same if they had the evidence at the disposal of the US.
Up to 11 suspected thieves have been lynched and burnt to ashes in the districts of Lira and Kole since July 2018. They include 32-year-old Solomon Odongo, a resident Anai village, Lira Sub County who was accused of killing a mobile money operator and escaping from lawful custody.
On April, 17th, 2019, Jasper Okello Ongu, a local trader at Bala Trading Centre in Kole district was killed and the remains burnt to ashes.
Just after a day, another suspected thief identified as Jimmy Owiny, a resident of Alito Sub County in Kole district was beaten to death and his body was set on fire.