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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


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


African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Reviews Uganda’s Human Rights
RIM Watch April-May, 2015 Issue 6
What is inside:

RIM cover=A. Freedom from Torture, Inhumane and Degrading Treatment
B. Status of State Engagement with Civil Society Fraternity
C. The Human Rights Concerns Around Extractive Industries
D. Democratization, Elections And Participatory Politics/Governance. Read more


Concluding observations on the initial report of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the initial report of Uganda on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (E/C.12/UGA/1) at its 36th to 38th meetings (E/C.12/2015/SR36-38) held on 10 and 11 June 2015, and adopted, at its 50th meeting held on 19 June 2015, the following concluding observations. Read more

Civil Society Organizations Alternative Report on the Implementation of the International Convenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Uganda. Read more
The State of Implementation of ESCR in Uganda,  a parallel report Submitted to the 53rd Session of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the occasion of its consideration of the 1st Periodic Report of Uganda. Read more

Latest Publication(s) on Economic Social & Cultural Rights

foodToday, food is recognized as a fundamental right of everyone necessary for guarantee of human well being and health. The Right to Food has been duly recognized under International Human Rights Laws and has been promoted by States and Interstate organizations. Its contemporary origin lies within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) under Article 25 which states amongst others that “everyone has the right to a standard of living Read more


Shared Success on Access to Information!

ask1The 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 information requests to Government Information Officers from  different platforms.  Read more

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101 Things You Wanted To Know About The Police But Were Afraid To Ask

101-english In 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. Quite often, people have numerous questions and issues they want to know about police, but get afraid to ask. This booklet is an easy guide to knowing the police 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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