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MEETING BETWEEN CSO LEADERS AND THE MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS

Posted On: 24 Jan 2019

                                                    28th September 2018, Arua

                                                            Outcome Document


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WHISTLE BLOWING POLICY

Posted On: 15 Jan 2018

Human Rights Centre Uganda does not condone illegal or corrupt practices therefore anyone with evidence of any such practices within HRCU may report immediately by sending an email to info@hrcug.org.

This information will be handled with utmost confidentiality, from the investigation stage through to the decision made. HRCU is committed to defending the source of the information against retaliation for reporting any illegal or corrupt read more...


 
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Role of Human Rights Defenders in the implementation of the new recommendations from the Universal Periodic Review of 2016

Posted On: 08 Aug 2017

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to discuss the appropriate courses of action that Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) can undertake in order to effectively implement and encourage said implementation of the Universal Periodic Reviews recommendations. These were presented to the Ugandan Government in the year 2016 in relation to the standard of human rights in the country. This review also acknowledges the effort that the government, amongst other bodies, has put into fulfilling the previous recommendations made by the 2011 UPR of Uganda.

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a UN process which involves periodically reviewing the human rights records and current standards of all 193 UN member states. On the 15th of March 2006, the UN General Assembly established the United Nations Human read more...


 
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The passing of the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2015

Posted On: 19 Oct 2015

The passing of the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2015

Introduction

The Anti-Terrorism Amendment Act was passed by Parliament on 19 June 2015. This article discusses the Anti-Terrorism Amendment Act in light of its: importance; the procedure followed in passing it; andits implications including human rights considerations. It also makes recommendations for improvements in the legislative process.

Importance of the Act

The Amendment Act was important for various reasons. The Amendment Act had the objective of amending the Anti-terrorism Act 2002 to: redefine acts of terrorism including terrorism financing; giving the Minister of Internal Affairs powers to implement the Act; and to provide for the expeditious freezing, seizure and forfeiture of assets and property suspected to be read more...


 
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TO AMMEND OR NOT TO AMMEND THE UGANDAN CONSTITUTION; ISSUES RAISED BY VARIOUS PROPONETS.

Posted On: 02 Apr 2015

The cabinet of Uganda is considering amending the 1995 Constitution. A cabinet subcommittee chaired by the Prime Minister Hon. Amama Mbabazi is working on the proposed amendments which include; providing for an Independent Electoral Commission, limiting the age of the Electoral Commissioners, to stipulate grounds for recalling Members of Parliament (MPs), to establish a Salaries Commission and; to give more statutory powers to the President. There is also a proposal that parliament establishes a special court to hear cases related to  terrorism. The government also seeks to  introduce  a new article  specifying  grounds of refusal  to approve a presidential nominee  ‘to emphasize that  unless  a nominee  is not qualified the president  should be trusted  to make read more...


 
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