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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


Analysis of the Non–Government Organizations Bill, 2015

ngo billThe Non-Governmental Organisations Amendment Bill, 2015 (the Bill), published in the Uganda Gazette on the 10th April, 2015 intends to repeal the current Non-Governmental Organisations Act Cap 113. It spells out the justifications for the introduction of the Bill which is enumerated in the Long title to the Bill as; to provide a conducive and an enabling environment for the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) sector; to strengthen and promote the capacity of Non-Governmental Organisations. Read more


2nd National Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Uganda September 16th – 17th  2015 to be held at Makerere University main hall

press ReleaseTheme: Tackling Social Exclusion in Access to Socio-Economic Goods and Services for Sustainable Development

Development reports in Uganda are often characterized by aggregated statistical data showing progress on particular indicators like poverty reduction, literacy levels, life expectancy, and so on. However, statistics often only present aggregated data that masks important disparities and inequalities in human development. Often lost behind these statistics are individuals and groups of people excluded from the system and who are directly or indirectly denied or have limited access to social and economic services. Access for such persons is always limited because of who they are or where they live. Read more

clipattached is the 2 day program for ESCR National Conference

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


Civil Society Declaration on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s visit to South Africa without Arrest 1 July 2015

The undersigned civil society groups, working on international criminal justice and human rights, express our deep disappointment with the actions of South African officials in allowing Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, under charges of the most serious crimes, to depart the country in defiance of a court order and South Africa’s international legal obligations. We applaud the efforts of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), which sought to ensure that the government of South Africa abided by its international obligations by arresting al-BashirRead 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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