Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC)

The Uganda Human Rights Commission is a national Institution responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights in Uganda. It draws its mandate from Article 51(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. In execution of its mandate, the commission carries out human rights education through community barazas and training of law enforcement officers. It receives, registers and investigates complaints of human rights abuse, mediates cases through its tribunal redress mechanism, and inspects places of detention to monitor the human rights situation of inmates.

Project title:  Human Rights and Accountability Project

Brief description: The Human Rights and Accountability Project (HURAP) will address citizen’s (rights holders) awareness gaps that hinder them from engaging with government (duty bearers) as well as strengthening the capacity of government structures to respond to human rights demands from citizens. The project will as well provide opportunities for redress mechanisms to enhance citizen’s access to justice.

Geographical coverage: Arua, Yumbe, Nebbi, Moyo, Wakiso, Kampala, Mubende, Kyankwanzi , Luwero, Buvuma, Kasese, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Apac, Oyam, Lira, Gulu, Agago, Kitgum, Pader, Hoima, Kagadi, Kamuli, Tororo, Iganga, Mayuge, Bugiri, Buyende, Rakai, Sembabule, Masaka, Kalangala, Isingiro, Kiruhura, Ntungamo, Mbarara, Rukungiri, Kaabong, Kotido, Nakapriprit , Moroto, Mbale, Amuria, Katakwi, Serere, Soroti, Kaberamaido and Kapchorwa districts.