9 Dec 2016 to 31 Mar 2017

In 2006 the General Assembly adopted Resolution 60/251, to establish a Human Rights Council (replacing the Human Rights Commission) with the responsibility for promoting universal respect for the protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all. One of the key...

9 Dec 2016 to 31 Mar 2017

In 2012, the DGF initiated the Annual Partnership Conference, a platform that enables interaction between the partners and the members of the DGF PMU, the Steering Committee and the Board. It was envisioned that the platform would provide the opportunity for all the DGF...

20 Nov 2016 to 28 Feb 2017

On 15th November 2016 Parliament defied President Yoweri Museveni’s directive not to amend the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to allow MPs not to pay income tax on their allowances. The move followed President Museveni’s letter to the Speaker of...

8 Dec 2016

On Tuesday 6th December 2016, The Prime Minister applauded Centre for Basic Research (CBR) researchers for having successfully put together the first ever purely Ugandan authored book on elections. The remarks were presented by Hon. Hillary Onek...

8 Dec 2016 to 28 Feb 2017

Corruption is by far the biggest obstacle to Uganda’s economic growth and development. In a bid to expose and curb this vice, the United Nations’ set aside an International Anti-Corruption Day dedicated to raising public awareness on corruption, its effects and what the...

8 Dec 2016 to 28 Feb 2017

The Anti- Corruption Week is celebrated nationally and internationally. This week is commemorated in Uganda as a drive to support the ‘Zero tolerance to corruption policy’ by the Government of Uganda. Commemoration of the Anti-corruption week was initiated by the United...

8 Dec 2016 to 28 Feb 2017

The theme for this year’s anti-corruption campaign is “Reject & Report Corruption, It is your Responsibility”. In Apac, the event was held on 8th Dec 2016, at the Mayors’ Garden and attended by close to three thousand people. The event...

8 Dec 2016

On 2nd December 2016, the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) released a formal statement regarding the clashes that took place on sunday 27th November 2016 in Kasese District in the Rwenzori region.  Follow this link for details of the statement....

17 Oct 2016

In commemoration of the 14th World Day against the Death Penalty on October 10th 2016, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative has applauded steps taken towards abolition of the death Penalty.

Speaking at the...

14 Oct 2016 to 31 Dec 2016

On October 7, 2016, the Uganda Law Society (ULS) held its 9th Annual rule of law Symposium under the theme “Access to Justice and the State of the Rule of law in Uganda”. The Symposium was held to initiate dialogue among members of the legal fraternity and...

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