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The Police Watch Magazine

In this issue, we provide a platform for debate on the current public order management environment in Uganda. Under the theme ‘Public Order Management in Uganda Today: Issues and Perspectives’, the Police Watch brings you different voices from the various stakeholders and what they think about the current POM environment and how best the rights and freedoms of assemblies and demonstrations and the need to maintain law and order can best be balanced. As an accountability-seeking forum from the Uganda Police Force, the Police Watch brings you the worst of the Walk to Work demonstrations and questions how nationalistic, patriotic, professional, disciplined,   Read more




The Peace Lens magazine

While at the peak of the conflict in Northern Uganda and with urgent need to bring an end to untold suffering for a return to peace, the Northern Uganda conflict presented the most stormy and fierce debate on Justice and Peace with the hunt for a priority of policy. The desire to achieve peace at whatever cost, including amnesty, peace negotiations on the part of the victims and a call for accountability by the international community through the International Criminal Court (ICC), presented a serious paradox that put the two core attributes of transitional justice of Peace and Justice on a collision course. A question of concern would be; whether progress has been registered in the Peace and Justice..   read more

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Popularization of the National Housing policy

HURINET-U in Partnership with Water Aid Uganda & the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development Popularised the Simplified Version of National Housing Policy.

The National Housing Policy is primarily based on the right to adequate housing which is a human right that every Ugandan is entitled to. The realization of the right to housing contributes to the economic, social and cultural rights that can be traced in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948; the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966; the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (1986); and in the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community, 1999 at the regional Level, all of which, Uganda is a signatory.

The housing sector has in the past faced challenges some of which include: lack of specific and clear Policy, legal and institutional framework on housing development. Read more