The Human Rights Centre Uganda (HRCU) is a nonprofit organization established in November 2008 with the sole aim of contributing to the protection and promotion of the rights of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda. Having scanned the environment for the work of human rights actors in Uganda, HRCU is of the view that there is need in Uganda to give emphasis to the promotion and protection of the rights of human rights defenders. Accordingly HRCU will give special emphasis to promoting and protecting the rights of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda.
HRCU recognizes that human rights work requires synergy and collaboration and in its activities will seek to work collaboratively with other actors in the human rights field. Collaboration will especially be emphasized in promotional, research and monitoring activities of the human rights defenders.
A society in which every individual enjoys his/her universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms
To contribute to the promotion, protection and fulfillment of human rights, particularly the rights of Human Rights Defenders
Respect for all Individuals
• To advocate for a conducive policy, legal and institutional framework for HRDs
• To strengthen the capacity of HRDs
• To improve scope of information and knowledge on the situation of HRDs and the environment in which they operate
• To strengthen the capacity of HRCU to effectively deliver on its mandate.