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Uganda Human Rights Commission (Head office)

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Tags: and places of detention or related facilities with a view of assessing and inspecting conditions of the inmates and make recommendations, at its own initiative or on a complaint made by any person or group of persons against the violation of any human right, education and information to enhance respect, prisons, To establish a continuing programme of research, To investigate, To visit jails


The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) was established under the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. The decision to establish a permanent body to monitor the human rights situation in the country was in recognition of Uganda’s violent and turbulent history that had been characterized by arbitrary arrests, detention without trial, torture and brutal repression with impunity on the part of security organs during the pre and post independence era.

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