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Statement by UHRC on Recent Human Rights Concerns in the Country

RELEASE DATE: MAY 5, 2017 The Uganda Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the general escalation of killings in the country which have been prevalent in the last three months. The Commission condemns them in the strongest terms possible. The Commission has noted the reports about the gruesome killings occurring in Greater Masaka area, especially in Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu and Masaka Districts and spreading to some parts of Kampala…

Press Statement on the Opening of Masaka and Jinja Justice Centres

Justice Centres Uganda (JCU) is a Project of the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS), established in 2009 to provide Legal Aid to the poor, marginalized and vulnerable people in Uganda. JCU is hosted and supervised by the Judiciary. JCU operates through Centres that provide a wide range of services that include; Legal Representation, Mediation, legal advice, support with self representation, Psycho-Social Support and Legal Awareness and sensitization as well…

Speech by the Minister of Justice at the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Mitooma Justice Centre

DOWNLOAD SPEECH (PDF) My Lord, The Chief Justice Honourable Ministers present My Lord the Resident Judge Members of the JLOS Leadership Committee Members of the JLOS Steering Committee Registrar General, Uganda Registration Services Bureau Resident District Commissioner Chairman L.C. V Your Worships Registrars and Magistrates present Members of the Mitooma District Chain-linked Committee Ladies and Gentlemen It is my honour and pleasure to welcome you to this important event as…

KICD 2017: Speech by Letty Chiwara, UN Women Representative to Ethiopia, AUC and ECA

Your Excellency, the President of the Republic of Uganda, Director General of National Police of Algeria and Chair of KICD, Inspector General of Police of Uganda and incoming Chair of KICD, Distinguished Heads of Police from across Africa, Heads and Members of Delegations representing Defense Forces, Prison Services, Justice and Internal Affairs, Distinguished Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps and Development Cooperation Partners, The UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda, Colleagues, Heads…