The Parliament of Uganda has released a report titled “Report of the Committee on Human Rights on the State of Human Rights and Human Rights Violations in the Country from January 2020 to – date” where the members of the Committee on Human Rights of parliament (the “Committee”) sought to inquire into the human rights and human rights situation from January 2020 to June 2022, and the prolonged detention of the Royal Guards of the Obusinga Bwa Renzururu who have been in detention since 2016.
In order to come up with its findings on the issues, the Committee held meetings with a number of ministries, departments and agencies, political parties, Non – Governmental Organizations, informal groups of persons and several individuals who provided memoranda on the same.
The Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) was among the institutions that provided an insight on the issues understudy. These findings are presented under Section 4.5 of the report for a perspective on Civil Society Organizations. We provided insights on a number of issues that affected the enjoyment of human rights in Uganda in the period 2020 – 2020 both in the areas of civil and political, as well as economic, social and cultural rights. These focused on abductions, deaths and extra judicial killings, the narrowing civic space, the right to privacy and management of personal data, persistent use of torture and disregard of the right to bail by state security agencies and the effects of COVID – 19 on human rights enjoyment.
A copy of the report can be accessed via this link for an expansive reading on the findings. You can access our insights from pages 56 – 61 of the report.