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Defending Human Rights Defenders


One of the major objectives of HRCU is to promote networking and synergies among HRDs. HRCU has always participated in a number of advocacy and networking activities together with other HRDs on matters affecting them with a view to improving the human rights situation in the country. In addition, advocacy activities aim at improving the environment in which HRDs operate and help to protect and promote their rights.

Consultative Meetings

HRCU regularly organises and holds consultative meetings with various stakeholders to discuss important issues concerning HRDs and map out strategies for improving the environment in which they operate. In the consultative meetings, HRCU explaines to the HRDs its mandate, role and activities; also get information on the stakeholders’ scope of work and experiences. Together HRCU and the stakeholders design steps for networking and positive alliances to improve the environment for the defense, promotion and protection of human rights and the rights of HRDs.

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Joint Advocacy Activities

The advocacy activities that HRCU jointly implements with partners  such as Uganda Human Rights Commission, Teens Uganda, ACTV, Open Space Centre and many others have outcomes such as Awareness creation about the right to freedom from torture and other inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment and youth empowerment.

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    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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