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Defending Human Rights Defenders


HRC Defenders Uganda


In the past year, the Human Rights Centre Uganda has engaged in an array of new, exciting, and inspiring initiatives. In three short years, our presence as a promoter, protector, educator and advocate of human rights defenders has now been established, thanks to the dedicated work of our staff and the generous support of our donors.

This annual report outlines all the activities, projects and research that the Centre has accomplished in the past year. In addition, as we anticipate further advocacy and action in 2011/12, this report includes our goals for the future and new ways in which we will strive to meet our vision of a society in which every individual enjoys universally recognised rights and fundamental freedoms.



  • 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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