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 Coalition on Freedom of Information (COFI)

Commemoration of the International Day for Universal Access to Information 2016.  
The celebration will be held on Wednesday, September 28th at the Golf Course Hotel from    2.00pm to 5.00pm

Press release:
Key Human Rights Concerns in the Unlawful Evictions of Front line Communities by the Uganda Wildlife Authority in Kabarole District.
24th August 2016
In the early 2000s, at least 1000 families who were living in four sub-counties of: Harugongo, Hakibaale, Kabende and Kijura Town Council in Kabarole district were evicted from land they had occupied since the 1950s by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). The affected communities are from 15 villages including: Nyakabira, Bulyambuzi, Mpinga, Igogonya, Nsorro, Kigoro–Rwabihamba, Butuku 1, Butuuku 2, Kabaswiswi, Kisagara, Kihara, Masongora, Kanyabuhuka, Kasesenge and Kyakabaseke. Read more


Updates on Regional and International Mechanisms of Human Rights (RIM)

RIM Watch July – August 2016 Issue 8

rim8This brief on UPR from the CSOs wing is an update to various stakeholders on where we are from, where we are and where we are going as CSOs under the National Stakeholders’ Forum for the UPR. The progress is laudable and a stepping stone forward but more work lies ahead. This update is statistical in nature divided up in various aspects including CSOs engagement with the State and diplomats as well as planned activities ahead. Read more


Monitoring the impact of security agencies during the 2016 parliamentary and presidential elections

electionExperience has demonstrated that, security agencies play a unique role in any electoral process by providing the necessary conditions of safety and security for the electoral process. For Uganda’s case, the challenge has been the unwillingness by the state to adhere to standards that would ensure that security agencies support the credibility of electoral processes. Read more

The Role of Security Agencies in the Electoral Process

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


Security agencies and the electoral process in Uganda: a preliminary report for the 2015/2016 general elections;

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

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International Day for Universal Access to Information 2016.

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2016. @28th at the Golf Course Hotel Kampala

2nd UPR Pre-session

for three days to polish up strategies from 29th -31st August 2016@ Fairway hotel

Pre-session in Geneva

Participation in the pre-session in Geneva September -October 2016

Issues Report

 Drafting of an issues report (October-November 2016)