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Theme: Human Rights 365: Human Rights for Everyone, Every day and Everywhere in Uganda
Human Rights Network, Uganda (HURINET) in partnership with the Uganda Human
Rights Commission (UHRC), Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF), the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kampala (OHCHR), the Human Rights Center-Uganda, African Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV), the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) and other human rights organisations in Uganda come together every year to commemorate the International Human Rights Day which falls every December 10, by carrying out a week of advocacy activities.
The theme for this year’s International Human Rights Day is ‘Human Rights: 365,’ which encompasses the idea that every day is a Human Rights Day and re-echoes the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights. The current trend of human rights concerns ranging from draconian legislations, abuse of the independence of the judiciary, corruption, continued human rights abuse by state and non-state actors continue to poses threats to the enjoyment of human rights every day, everywhere and by everyone in Uganda. Read more
Press Release 4th October 2014
Human Rights Network Uganda (HURINET-U) and the Uganda Coalition on the International Criminal Court (UCICC) are concerned about remarks made by His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda, during the 52nd Independence celebrations of Uganda; where he called upon African countries to review their membership to the International Criminal Court (ICC). this followed H.E Uhuru Mungai Kenyatta’s appearance before the ICC read more
State of Right to Information in Africa Report 2014.
The State of Right to Information in Africa Report 2014 provides accounts of the performance of AFIC members on the observation of the right of access to information and the implementation of laws and initiatives, to enable assessment and reflection..read more
"Ask your Government Uganda". The right to Information aims to make more information available and provide equal access to information to all people across a whole country
The right to information is fundamental and can only be effectively realized where there is an informed citizenry. The Civil society in Uganda as well as the Government of Uganda worked on the realization of rights to information. One milestone of the way towards the complete realization of the right is the launch of the Uganda Web Portal www.askyourgov.ug where citizens can make an information request to Information Officers from the different ministries, departments and agencies of the Ugandan Government.
The “Uganda Democracy Audit 2008-2013”: Building better Democracies in Uganda”
The Uganda Democracy Audit reviews the levels of democracy from 2008–2013 from two perspectives. On the one hand it aims to establish how much the Ugandan state has succeeded or failed in delivering democracy while, on the other, it considers whether citizens and their intermediary organizations such as Non–Governmental Organizations (NGOs), religious institutions, professional associations and social movements have adopted positive norms that support democracy. The critical question under review is: whether Ugandan citizens have succeeded or failed in voicing and demanding their rights through active engagement with the Ugandan state. >>Get the publication here
101 Things You Wanted To Know About The Police But Were Afraid To AskIn a democracy, the police are not agents of the government in power, but rather have a constitutional duty to protect and safeguard everyone. Like bureaucrats, the police are public servants paid for by citizens for their service. Hence, citizens have an obligation to play an oversight role and demand for accountability. It is important to note that, just as the police have a duty towards citizens, the people have a duty towards the police. >> Read more.
The Capacity Assessment Report for HURINET-U Member Organisations, 2013
The member organization Capacity Assessment falls within the overall aim of strengthening the capacity of member organizations to implement Human rights work in a more effective manner in pursuit of the promotion, protection and respect of human rights in Uganda. The assessment report gives an in-depth understanding of the capacity strength of HURINET–U members. It is therefore with immense gratitude that HURINET-U acknowledges the support and help given by our donor; Diakonia that aided the team to traverse the .>> Read more
Coalition On Freedom of Information (COFI)
The coalition on the freedom of information was formed in 2003 by a group of Civil Society Organizations to influence the quality of legislation on Access to Information when the Act was still a Bill. After the passing of the Act in 2005, the Coalition aggressively engaged Government and other stakeholders to popularize, and advocate for the operationalization of the Act. This has been through coalition strengthening, organizing conferences and workshops, regional training workshops, media advocacy, research and documentation, production of Information, Education and Communication materials, public interest litigation, engaging in study tours to compare with other countries that have enacted and utilized the access to information law, commemorating the right to know day, and publicity among others. >> Read More.