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The Human Rights and Peace Center (HURIPEC), a semi-autonomous department under the School of Law was set up by Makerere University in 1993, as the first human rights center of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa. Although several human rights-related subjects were already being taught at the Faculty of Law, HURIPEC was established solely to foster on teaching, research and activism on human rights and peace issues at the University.Since that time, not only has the number of subjects in the area expanded considerably, but so to have the range of activities being pursued. The centre pursues a vision of contributing to the establishment of a human rights conceintised, educated, activist, academic society in Uganda and other countries it seeks and has consistantly engaged in events geared at promoting the understanding and respect for human rights,democratic governance and sustainable peace in the East Africa subregion specifically and Africa generally through teaching, research and outreach.

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On the 13th and 14th of January 2011, more than 200 Ugandans, came together to attend a National Convention on Democratic Governance held at the Main Hall of Makerere University. The Convention was aimed at critically reflecting on some of the most contentious issues affecting the state of governance and democratic development in contemporary Uganda. It covered five key themes: Citizenship and Culture; Institutions and Governance; Political Participation and Voice; Social Exclusion and Marginalization, and National Resources (Human, Environmental and Public).

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‘First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the communist and I did not speak out - because I was not a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out - because I was not a trade unionists. Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak out for me.” - -Pastor Niemoeler (victim of the Nazis)

Pastor Niemoeler (victim of the Nazis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.”

Eleanor Roosevelt
United Nations Diplomat and former First Lady

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Love is doing small things with great love.”

Mother Teresa
Nun and Noble Peace Prize Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate, thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.”

Maya Angelou
Poet and Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘So I never doubted that ultimately we were going to be free, because ultimately, I knew there was no way in which a lie could prevail over the truth, darkness over light, death over life.”

Desmond Tutu
South African archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize Winner