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09:14
09:14

UHCR Report Faults Police on Kidnap Cases of 2018 kidnaps 1 Top story

In their 21st Annual report of 2018 on the state of human rights, UHRC notes that alleged corruption by some Police officers, coupled with allegations that some of them connive with kidnappers and actually participate in kidnaps affects expeditious handling of kidnap cases.
19:20
19:20

Bobi Wine, Zaake Severely Tortured – UHRC Report tortured mps

The report, issued by the Commissions Chairperson Med Kaggwa, shows that the MPs have difficulty in breathing among other complications and that Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine was in pain resulting from multiple bruises.
16:34
16:34

UHRC Probes Torture of Lira Expectant Mother lira district 1

Nicholas Ogwang, the Northern Uganda regional human rights officer told URN the commission has taken over the case.He says they have also recorded statements from both the victims and possible witnesses.
12:44
12:44

Lira Hospital Counselor Held Over The Torture of Pregnant Woman resident 1

David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says Alum told the officers that Lucy stole the money and mobile phone when she went to her home to help her harvest groundnuts.
20:37
20:37

UHRC Asks Govt to Solve Maragoli Citizenship Debacle 2 1

The Maragori, estimated to be about 250,000 people largely residing in Kiryandongo district, were denied identity cards in 2016 by NIRA because they have not attained a legal status as citizens of Uganda.
15:03
15:03

World Press Freedom: Remarks by the Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission kampala 1 Top story

In order for Uganda to entrench a justice system that supports free and safe journalism, it is our call today to all the relevant stakeholders to improve the legal regime in Uganda today by reviewing some redundant laws that are repugnant to media freedom but still sit in our statute books, including those that were declared unconstitutional by the courts.
17:49
17:49

MPs Task Human Rights Commission on Re-arrest of Suspects 2 1 Top story

Members of Parliament sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have criticised the Uganda Human Rights Commission UHRC for not taking action against security operatives who defy court to re-arrest suspects released on bail.
18:12
18:12

Sekaggya Turned Down A Judicial Appointment For Human Rights human rights centre 7 1

Katurebe, then working as Attorney General and Minister of Constitutional Affairs, knew that Sekaggya had been appointed Acting Judge by President Museveni. Sekaggya had taken leave to serve one year at the interim Electoral Commission under Stephen Besweri Akabwayi when Katurebe approached her with the new offer as pioneer Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission.
17:08
17:08

Breastfeeding Moroto Teacher Finally Sacked agnes nate 1 Top story

Adris Lamster Oyang, the Vice Chairperson Jesus Primary School Management Committee, says Nates termination isnt in anyway related to her February suspension for breastfeeding in the school.
14:31
14:31

Human Rights Abuse in Karamoja Alarms HURINET Boss 2 1

Artisan miners in Karamoja are operating in squalid structures without access to basic services like water.
16:24
16:24

UHRC Demands Implementation of Anti-Torture Law united nations 2

The Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission UHRC Meddie Ssozi Kaggwa emphasizes that torture is a criminal matter that attracts penalties under the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Act, 2012 which law he says ought to be implemented to reduce cases of torture.
18:18
18:18

Proposed Human Rights Bill Duplicates Services - UHRC 1 2

Officials from the Uganda Human Rights Commission UHRC have told parliaments legal committee that the proposed Human Rights Enforcement bill, 2015 seems to duplicate services. Ruth Ssekindi, the director legal services at UHRC, argues that the proposed law should provide a clear relationship between the Commission and other bodies that handle human rights violations.
17:55
17:55

MPs Scrutinise Human Rights Bill 3 1

Dr. Rebecca Amollo, the FHRI Research and Advocacy Officer told legislators that it would be easier for complainants to receive justice in the magistrates courts due to the case backlog in High Court.
16:53
16:53

UHRC Wants MPs to Reject Amendments to Communications Law meddie kaggwa 3

UHRC chairperson Meddie Kaggwa says that due to the undisputed importance of the Communications Act 2013, the processes leading to the formation and development of regulations should be transparent, non-discriminative and participatory.
16:38
16:38

Otafiire: We Don't Know About Inmates Awaiting Ministerial Orders 4 1

Otafiire told legislators on the Human Rights committee today that his ministry is not aware of the 28 individuals remanded at different prisons across the country awaiting ministerial orders, a precondition to release mentally challenged prisoners.
18:23
18:23

MPs Propose Separate Fund for Torture Victims 4

The 18th Annual Uganda Human Rights Commission report released last month pointed out that the Ministry of Justice is yet to pay out totalling five billion Shillings accrued from awards to victims before 2012.
13:39
13:39

Ex-Inmate Sues Prison Warder for Torture, Sexual Abuse torture in prisons 1

Fred Katumba, a resident of Kizungu village in Masaka Municipality says that while in prison, the prison warder Emmanuel Nsubuga promised him preferential treatment in exchange for sexual pleasure.
12:57
12:57

Besigye's Luzira Prison Security Fears Baseless - Report luzira prisons 4 1

Nakawa Chief Magistrate James Ereemye visited former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye in prison after his continuous pleas to the court that his rights were being violated.
07:41
07:41

Human Rights Commission Awards Ugx 500 Million to Victims uhrc report 2015

The highest awards were against Uganda Police, amounting to 219 million Shillings on grounds of 35 cases of rights violations. It was followed by the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF with 179 million Shillings and Rapid Response Unit/Violent Crime Crack Unit with 70 million Shillings.
18:31
18:31

UHRC Report Names Police As Top Rights Abuser uhrc report 2015 2 1 Top story

Medi Kaggwa, the Chairman UHRC, says most of the complaints rotate around detention beyond the mandatory 48 hours that were filed majorly during the pre-election period. Most of the cases were heard by the tribunal leading to the award of Shillings 219 million.
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