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UHRC Chairperson tours Karamoja Sub-Region

Mr. Med Kagwa, Chairperson UHRC at a recent function with the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Rebecca Kadaga Mr. Med Kagwa, Chairperson UHRC at a recent function with the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Rebecca Kadaga

 

The Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) Mr Med Kaggwa last week toured Karamoja sub-region to acquaint himself with the human rights situation in the region. The week-long trip of the Chairperson and other UHRC officials including Mr Kamadi Byonabye the Director in charge of regional services began on Sunday August 14, 2016. They visited Moroto, Kotido, Nakapiripirit and Kaabong districts.  

The Chairperson and his team visited and interacted with various stakeholders especially those in the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) based in the different districts in the Karamoja sub-region. They engaged with District Police Commanders, Uganda Prison Services officials, Resident State Attorneys, the Magistrates Grade 1 in Kaabong and Nakapiripirit districts and Chief Magistrates in Kotido and Moroto districts. In Moroto they held discussions with officials of the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the UN Human Rights, Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) and Local Council V officials. The UHRC team also visited the Justice for Children (J4C) civil society organization operating in Karamoja sub-region focusing on children.

Six major emerging human rights issues were identified in the Karamoja sub-region and the community interventions to deal with them.

 

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By Florence Munyirwa | Published: August 26 2016