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About Human Rights Network-Uganda

The Network (HURINET-U) was established in 1993 by a group of eight human rights organizations and was formally registered as an independent, non-partisan and not for profit organization in 1994. The identity of HURINET-U lies with its diverse membership of 60 NGOs. Membership is drawn from organizations that are committed to a wide range of human rights issues which are complementary in terms of areas of focus including; civil and political rights, economic social and political rights, child rights, gender and women’s issues, peace building and conflict resolution, prisoners’ rights, refugee rights and labour rights. Members range from purely Ugandan NGOs. Read more


election securityThis report is a progression from the previous report issued in December 2015 It highlights developments that have taken place between December 2015 and January 2016. The purpose is to keep all stakeholders abraced with emerging issues, concerns as well as key indicators to the credibility of security agencies in delivering professional electoral security. Read more

 

 


clipSpecific report on Economic social and cultural rights cluster to be submitted with UPR major report 2016  Read more

 


security agencies 2015This preliminary report examines the readiness of security agencies with a major focus on the Uganda Police Force (UPF) and other security agencies in delivering electoral security during the 2015/2016 electoral process. It sketches out some unanswered questions that look at how different dynamics might converge to create anarchy and impact on the 2015/2016 electoral outcome.  Read more 

 


Updates on Regional and International Mechanisms of Human Rights (RIM) African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Reviews Uganda’s Human Rights RIM Watch June, 2015 Issue 7 Emerging issues: a) Committee raises Concerns on Uganda’s quality of the report-is there lack of capacity? b) The human rights violations faced by Ugandan Migrant workers in Southern Sudan, Arab Emirates tops the agenda etc…… 

RIM==Find our latest issue of the RIM WATCH covering Uganda Government interface with the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families on the occasion Uganda’s initial report after years of non-compliance. The Committee among other issues took interest in the plight of Ugandan migrant workers in the Middle East and Southern Sudan, especially girls trafficked for prostitution in the name of ‘labour externalization.’ This interface raised the all-important neglected debate of Labour Externalization v Human Trafficking and more so the dubious companies undertaking such recruitments-Who is watching them? And who is watching those watching them? As a way-forward, HURINET-U is engaging with Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and other stakeholders to chun a course for implementation. Read more

Also featured is a shadow report respectfully submitted to the United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers On the occasion of its consideration of the Consolidated Periodic Reports of Uganda. Read more


HURINET-U Membership Five Year Growth Trend.

growth trendHURINET-U, a national network continues to steadily grow through enrollment of new members. Members are drawn from a large field of organizations that are committed to a wide range of human rights issues which are complementary in terms of areas of focus including; civil and political rights, economic social and political rights, child rights, gender and women’s issues, peace building and conflict resolution, prisoners’ rights, refugee rights and labour rights. Members range from purely Ugandan human rights NGOs to international organizations with an active presence in Uganda.Currently, membership stands at 60 human rights organizations please follow this link for the detailed members list

 

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Post review engagement

ESCR Post review engagement follow up with the recommendations November-2016.2017. 

Review in Geneva

ESCR review in Geneva October 2016

Submission of an issues report

Submission of ESCR issues report August –September 2016

Drafting of an issues report

Drafting of an issues report July –august 2016 

Participation in pre-session in Geneva

Participation in pre-session in Geneva June-July 2016 

ESCR Road map

Submission of  ESCR cluster report with the UPR report to the UN 24th march 2016