Uganda’s Human Rights Commission Gears Up for Meaningful Human Rights Day Activities

KAMPALA, (UG)-The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has said despite the challenges, the country is faring well in regards to human rights observations.

Addressing journalists ahead of this year’s Human Rights Day set to be celebrated next week, UHRC chairperson, Mariam Wangadya said that as a UN member state, Uganda has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is the global road map for freedom and equality – protecting the rights of every individual.Wangadya noted that the ratification of several international human rights conventions and treaties cements Uganda’s strong commitment to the safeguarding and upholding of human rights.

According to her, the commission continues to stand as a beacon of human rights protection and promotion since its inception in 1997.As part of the commemoration of this year’s Human Rights Day slated for December 10, Wangadya said UHRC will carry out several activities around the country, notable among them, three community barazas in Mpigi district, to empower ordinary citizens to understand the concept of human rights, and provide free legal and psycho-social support.