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UHRC Chairperson tours Karamoja Sub-Region

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…

18th Annual Human Rights Commission Report

On Thursday 28th July 2016, the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) presented its 18th Annual Report to the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon Rebecca A. Kadaga at the Speaker’s Chambers in Parliament. The function which was performed by the Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission Hon. Med S.K Kaggwa, was in fulfillment of Article 52 (2) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda requiring…

Updates on the trial of Uganda versus Thomas Kwoyelo

This statement made by the Registry, ICD is to notify and update the public and concerned stakeholders of the activities of the ICD surrounding the trial of Uganda versus Thomas Kwoyelo. 1. The ICD has had an overwhelming response from the International community following the last statement. The ICD will look to continue its current momentum in order to bring justice to those who have not yet received it. 2.…

ICD Statement on the progress of the Thomas Kwoyelo Trial

This statement made by the International War Crimes Division (ICD) Registry is to notify the public and concerned stakeholders of the activities of the ICD surrounding the trial of Uganda versus Thomas Kwoyelo. 1. The Supreme Court of Uganda ruled on the 08/05/2015 that the trial of Thomas Kwoyelo was constitutional and should continue. The Supreme Court concluded that the Amnesty Act does not grant blanket amnesty to all crimes…