The Right to Health of Persons Under Incarceration

As we were winding down the weekend, news of the demise of the renowned city lawyer Mr. Bob Kasango at Murchison Bay Prison in Luzira made headlines of all news stations and tabloids. He had been remanded on grounds of theft of pensioners’ money and fraud during the process. The circumstances surrounding his death as…

March 24, 2021
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The National ID or NIN as a requirement for access to the COVID-19 Vaccine in Uganda. Why its legal and ethical for unregistered persons to be vaccinated against Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the core of our entire existence and a great public health threat. At the peak of the pandemic, there was a lot of uncertainty as to whether a vaccine would be created to stop the disease and luckily now the vaccine is available on the market. There have been many…

March 19, 2021
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The Fate of Prisons During Covid19

As the world battles the coronavirus and people observe standard operating procedures (SOP’s), prisoners remain vulnerable and at a disadvantage. The Daily Monitor newspaper of March 24th reported that about 30 inmates escaped prison; 20 from Arua government prisons in March and 11 from Bukwo prisons in July. Some of the recaptured inmates said they…

September 8, 2020
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Many instruments have defined human Rights. However, Black’s Law Dictionary offers a helpful definition of human rights as; ”the freedoms, immunities, and benefits that, according to modern values (esp. at an international level), all human beings should be able to claim as a matter of right in the society in which they live. This, in itself, means that the rights need not be…

September 3, 2020
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Is Freedom of Expression Really Free?

What usually comes to a person’s mind when they hear the word freedom of expression is really mind-blowing I am writing from a layman’s perspective to the liberty is construed in its literal sense that is, the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. I am talking about an ordinary person…

August 26, 2020
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Older persons to get their share of the national cake

The National Housing and Population report of 2014 provided for an increase in the populations of older persons to 1,430,000 from 1,101,103 in 2002. Also, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics projects numbers of an older person at 1,600,000 this year. Despite this, the cabinet has passed a resolution to have five members of Parliament represent…

July 22, 2020
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Is the creation of cities the ideal way to development?

On April 18th, the parliament of Uganda approved the creation of 15 new cities in Uganda. Some municipalities are being upgraded to city status, i.e., Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Mbarara, Fortportal, Mbale, Masaka effective July 1st, 2020. The other eight will roll out in 2021 (Hoima), 2022 (Entebbe and Lira) and 2023 (Moroto Naksongola Soroti kabala…

June 22, 2020
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Is the FINANCIAL AUTONOMY of the Judiciary the key to ensuring swift access to Justice in Uganda?

For decades, the aspect of Judicial independence in Uganda, especially with regards to finances, has only been a theory mentioned and written by scholars. The state of independence in itself connotes the ability to be self-sustaining and self-accountable. This has not been the case for the Judiciary in Uganda for a long time now. The…

June 16, 2020
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Constitutional Court finds section 8 of the Public Order Management Act 2013 Unconstitutional

HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK UGANDA & 6 ORS VS ATTORNEY GENERAL Constitutional Court of Uganda Coram: Hon. Mr. Justice Kenneth Kakuru, JA/JCC, Hon. Mr. Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, JA/JCC Hon. Lady Justice Elizabeth Musoke, JA/JCC Hon. Mr. Justice Cheborion Barishaki, JA/JCC Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen Musota. JA/JCC CITATION: Human Rights Network Uganda & 6 Others vs Attorney…

April 8, 2020
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