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 Human Rights & Gender Awareness Project (HURIGAP)

A call for consultancy for the development of a Human Rights gender awareness training manual for HRDs and citizenry. Read more

On going Initial process of the development of the National Human Rights Policy 

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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HURINET-U and Others v The Attorney General

Human Rights Network and Others v The Attorney General INTRODUCTION Petitioners filed the petition under Article 137(3)(a) of the Constitution challenging sections of the Non-Governmental Organization Registration Act (NGO Act). The petitioners alleged that section 2(1), 8(a),(b) & (c) of the NGO Act and Regulations 5,7,8,13,17 are in contravention of Article 29(1)(c)&(e) of the Constitution, as well as contravene Article 22 of the International Covenant on Civic and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the East African Community treaty. The petition was supported by an affidavit of Mohammed Ndifuna, the CEO of HURINET-U. The respondents answered to the contents of the petition, relying on affidavits deponed to by a State Attorney at the Attorney General’s Chambers and the chairperson of the NGO Board. The information in the aforementioned affidavits disqualifies the complaint listed in the petition. AGREED ISSUES
  1. Whether the petition raise questions for Constitution interpretation.
  2. Whether the aforementioned sections and regulations are inconsistent with and in contravention of Article 8A, 29(1)(c)&(e), and 38(2) and objective 11(vi) & v(ii) of the Constitution as alleged by the petitioners.
  3. Whether parties are entitles to remedies sought.
REPRESENTATIONS Counsel for the petitioner – MrLadislusRwakafuzi. Counsel for the respondent – Ms Christine Kaahwa. PETITIONERS SUBMISSIONS Counsel for petitioner submitted that all aforementioned restricted are not necessary in a democratic society:
  1. Legal requirement for permit following registration functions as instrument of control and therefore not guaranteeing independence.
  2. In conclusion, process of registration may cause unnecessary delay and legal regime makes it burdensome for NGOs to operate effectively. Read more

Training on Application of HRBA in Programming

Training on Application of Human Rights based approach in Programming From 27th-28th of October 2016

In pursuit of strengthening the capacity of her member organisations,HURINET-U seeks to undertake a two day training on the application of HRBA in programming and promotion of Human Rights.This training is aimed at providing particle skills and guidelines on how to apply the Human Rights Based Approach in the promotion and protection of Human rights through streamlining its tenets in the organisational program areas.

Pre-session in Geneva

Participation in the pre-session in Geneva  Spt-Oct/2016