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Defending Human Rights Defenders


Since its establishment, HRCU has been actively involved in building the capacity of human rights defenders (HRDs) all over the country. HRCU acknowledges that some HRDs in Uganda are not empowered enough to carry out their work and therefore need knowledge, information and skills. Capacity building workshops are usually conducted following a needs assessment for HRDs in different regions. These workshops are organised in conjunction with specific partners on the ground who identified the participants.

In these workshops several of topics are addressed such as;

The Concept of Human Rights;

 The Legal Framework at the National and Regional level;

The Human Rights System – Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies;

How to manage personal security.


  • By: jose
    UN expert hails role of equality bodies and action plans in combating racism: NEW YORK / GENEVA (2 November 2016) – States should maximize the use of specialized equality bodies and national action plans to tackle racism and xenophobia, a United Nations human rights expert has said. Using these tools was key to identifying the causes and shaping new policies, said the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mutuma Ruteere. “National specialized bodies and national action plans address the root causes of discrimination in areas such as employment, housing, education, the justice system, law enforcement and access to different goods and services,” Mr. Ruteree said, presenting a report* to the UN General Assembly. “They also drive change in State and private organizations Read the Special Rapporteur’s report:

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