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UPDF To Introduce Human Rights in Initial Army Training :: Uganda Radionetwork
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UPDF To Introduce Human Rights in Initial Army Training

266 out of the 909 complaints received by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights-OHCHR from January 2012 to September 2013 were linked to UPDF and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence.

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Uganda People\'s Defense Forces is to introduce human rights issues in its training curriculum, URN has learnt. Colonel Charles Wacha, the Director of Human Rights UPDF says they have jointly drafted a training manual on Human rights with the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC.

He says the manual will be incorporated in the UPDF recruit, Cadet, senior commanders training and all other levels. According to Wacha, they are currently revising the manual before it is rolled out. He is optimistic that once implemented, the training will help improve adherence to human rights.

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A report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights released last year shows that the security agents top the list of violators of human rights in Uganda. 266 out of the 909 complaints received by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights-OHCHRfrom January 2012 to September 2013 were linked to UPDF and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence.

In 2014, a total of 111 complaints were recorded against the UPDF compared to 55 cases in the previous year. Speaking during the closure of two day training on torture awareness and treatment of victims of senior UPDF officers from northern Uganda in Gulu, Rugadya Akiiki, 4th Division UPDF Deputy Commander said the army will intensify focus on human rights issues within the force.

He says that putting the human rights concept in the UPDF course for a soldier on training will guide them to protect human rights.

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Samuel Herbert Nsubuga, the chief executive officer African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims- ACTV notes that, it is very vital to train armed forces on human rights especially when handling suspects, extracting information and doing their every day work.

He says that although there is an improvement in issues of human rights in the country, a lot more still needs to be put in place in regards to training for security agencies.

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