In their 21st Annual report of 2018 on the state of human rights, UHRC notes that alleged corruption by some Police officers, coupled with allegations that some of them connive with kidnappers and actually participate in kidnaps affects expeditious handling of kidnap cases.
The report, issued by the Commissions Chairperson Med Kaggwa, shows that the MPs have difficulty in breathing among other complications and that Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine was in pain resulting from multiple bruises.
Nicholas Ogwang, the Northern Uganda regional human rights officer told URN the commission has taken over the case.He says they have also recorded statements from both the victims and possible witnesses.
The Maragori, estimated to be about 250,000 people largely residing in Kiryandongo district, were denied identity cards in 2016 by NIRA because they have not attained a legal status as citizens of Uganda.
In order for Uganda to entrench a justice system that supports free and safe journalism, it is our call today to all the relevant stakeholders to improve the legal regime in Uganda today by reviewing some redundant laws that are repugnant to media freedom but still sit in our statute books, including those that were declared unconstitutional by the courts.
Members of Parliament sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have criticised the Uganda Human Rights Commission UHRC for not taking action against security operatives who defy court to re-arrest suspects released on bail.
Katurebe, then working as Attorney General and Minister of Constitutional Affairs, knew that Sekaggya had been appointed Acting Judge by President Museveni. Sekaggya had taken leave to serve one year at the interim Electoral Commission under Stephen Besweri Akabwayi when Katurebe approached her with the new offer as pioneer Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission.
The Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission UHRC Meddie Ssozi Kaggwa emphasizes that torture is a criminal matter that attracts penalties under the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Act, 2012 which law he says ought to be implemented to reduce cases of torture.
Officials from the Uganda Human Rights Commission UHRC have told parliaments legal committee that the proposed Human Rights Enforcement bill, 2015 seems to duplicate services. Ruth Ssekindi, the director legal services at UHRC, argues that the proposed law should provide a clear relationship between the Commission and other bodies that handle human rights violations.
UHRC chairperson Meddie Kaggwa says that due to the undisputed importance of the Communications Act 2013, the processes leading to the formation and development of regulations should be transparent, non-discriminative and participatory.
Otafiire told legislators on the Human Rights committee today that his ministry is not aware of the 28 individuals remanded at different prisons across the country awaiting ministerial orders, a precondition to release mentally challenged prisoners.
The 18th Annual Uganda Human Rights Commission report released last month pointed out that the Ministry of Justice is yet to pay out totalling five billion Shillings accrued from awards to victims before 2012.
The highest awards were against Uganda Police, amounting to 219 million Shillings on grounds of 35 cases of rights violations. It was followed by the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF with 179 million Shillings and Rapid Response Unit/Violent Crime Crack Unit with 70 million Shillings.
Medi Kaggwa, the Chairman UHRC, says most of the complaints rotate around detention beyond the mandatory 48 hours that were filed majorly during the pre-election period. Most of the cases were heard by the tribunal leading to the award of Shillings 219 million.