Uganda Human Rights Commission

Type: Organization
Name: Uganda Human Rights Commission
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Report cautions parliament on GMO bill

By Moses MulondoKAMPALA - Considering GMOs to be dangerous, a report generated from consultations by the committee on science and technology has cautioned government and parliament against rushing to pass the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill ... [Published New Vision - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Pastor’s entry complicates Migereko’s political life in Butembe

JINJA.In both the 2006 and 2011 parliamentary elections, Lands and Urban Development minister Daudi Migereko managed to win back the Butembe Parliamentary seat, albeit by a hair’s breadth, after gruelling campaigns.In both races, the main challenger of ... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Uganda: Uganda’s HIV law at odds with EAC Act

Source: EastAfricanCountry: Uganda By DICTA ASIIMWE Following its failure to stop President Yoweri Museveni from assenting to a law that criminalises the intentional transmission of HIV, the Uganda Aids Commission (UAC) is advising its partners to ignore ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Uganda’s HIV law at odds with EAC Act

Following its failure to stop President Yoweri Museveni from assenting to a law that criminalises the intentional transmission of HIV, the Uganda Aids Commission (UAC) is advising its partners to ignore the legislature and instead adhere to the East African ... [Published East African - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Of mob justice, lawlessness

LIKE vultures circling in to feast on a dying wild animal, a noisy crowd swelled around a hapless young man in his late teens. Looking dazed, having been driven for more than 100 metres by kicks, punches and slaps to the body and head for allegedly pick-pocketing, ... [Published Financial Gazette - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Journalist shot while covering Besigye sues gov’t

By Emmanuel LugandaKAMPALA - A journalist who was shot by a policeman while covering the return of then-FDC president Dr. Kizza Besigye from Nairobi in 2011 has sued government for causing grievous harm and injury to him.Gideon Tugume, formerly working ... [Published New Vision - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

PWDs’ future bright, Rights commission says

Kampala.The plight of people with disabilities is back to focus with national human rights commissions of several African countries this week developing monitoring tools that seek to protect and promote the rights of people with disabilities (PWDs).Mr ... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Civil society groups condemn signing of HIV control Bill

Kampala.Civil Society Organisations yesterday reacted to the assent by President Museveni to the HIV Prevention and control bill into law, saying it will slow down the country’s progress in terms of the achievements recorded in the fight against the HIV/Aids ... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Heed judge’s warning on ‘trial’ by police

EditorialSunday, 17 August 2014 23:52Written by EditorialThe police has been faulted for parading suspects before the media, with experts describing the practice as a violation of human rights (See: Police faulted on suspect ).Both Uganda Human Rights ... [Published The Observer Uganda - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Uganda: Police Faulted On Suspects

By Evaline NamuwayaThe arrest and parading of suspects before journalists by police is a violation of their human rights, Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) chairman Med Kaggwa has said.Presumption of innocence, he said, is often violated by polic ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Uganda: UHRC Launches Pre-Trial Detention Guidelines

By Joan AkelloUganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) officials say more than half of the inmates in prisons are on remand awaiting trial therefore the need for the institutions in the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) to implement the guidelines adopted ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Constitutional Review Should Not Stifle Human Rights

By Ronald MusokeHuman Rights Network Uganda recently celebrated 20 years of human rights advocacy in the country. Mohammed Ndifuna, HURINET-U's Chief Executive Officer talked to Ronald Musoke about the long journey and the current state of human rights ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 11 2014]

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"Despite a legal framework that is, on the whole, compliant with international human rights standards, implementation of procedural safeguards for arrest and detention is weak" the report reads
"If someone has already been identified as a criminal on Television, which court can believe the witness is telling the truth," Wangutusi said, " Suspect identification is very important in a trial... "I expect the police public relations officers ... to be aware of the law.""

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Report cautions parliament on GMO bill [Published New Vision - Sep 15 2014]
Pastor’s entry complicates Migereko’s political... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Sep 13 2014]
Uganda: Uganda’s HIV law at odds with EAC Act [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 10 2014]
Uganda’s HIV law at odds with EAC Act [Published East African - Sep 06 2014]
Of mob justice, lawlessness [Published Financial Gazette - Sep 04 2014]
Journalist shot while covering Besigye sues gov’t [Published New Vision - Sep 01 2014]
PWDs’ future bright, Rights commission says [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Aug 30 2014]
Civil society groups condemn signing of HIV con... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Aug 21 2014]
Heed judge’s warning on ‘trial’ by police [Published The Observer Uganda - Aug 18 2014]
Uganda: Police Faulted On Suspects [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 15 2014]
Uganda: UHRC Launches Pre-Trial Detention Guide... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 13 2014]
Constitutional Review Should Not Stifle Human R... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 11 2014]
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