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Created Date Friday, 20 November 2015
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Electoral Reforms in Uganda July - Dec 2008

Uganda’s road to achieving electoral democracy is still bumpy and far from meeting the internationally accepted standards. From 1980 when Uganda held its first general elections to the recently held 2006 general elections, all these elections have virtually been contested by Ugandans who have expressed dissatisfaction at the conduct of the elections and therefore contested the outcome.

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Disability is not Inability July - Dec 2009

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) defines persons with disabilities(PWDs) to include those who have long-term physical,mental,intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. In addition, the Convention together with other international and national instruments; the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and the Persons with Disability Act 2006, provide guarantees to PWDs to ensure that they have access and equal opportunities just like other individuals in society. However, realization of these provisions is still lacking a major challenge

Created Date Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Modified Date Tuesday, 28 June 2016
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Human Rights and Elections in Uganda (2016): A Call for Action

This report presents the findings of an 8 months inquiry carried out by the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) into the human rights situation during the 2016 election period in Uganda

Created Date Friday, 11 December 2015
Modified Date Monday, 14 March 2016
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Human Rights and Poverty Report 2014 - 2015

This report is a publication of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI). FHRI is an
independent, non‐governmental, non‐partisan and not‐for‐profit human rights advocacy
organisation. The organisation seeks to enhance knowledge, respect and observance of human
rights, and promote exchange of information and best practices through training, education,
research, legislative advocacy and strategic partnerships.

Created Date Friday, 20 November 2015
Modified Date Friday, 20 November 2015
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Juvenille Justice in Uganda, January - July 2009

Children are an especially vulnerable group. The protection guaranteed to children under international and national law is in addition to and not separate from the protection guaranteed to all individuals by law. The government of Uganda has domesticated the key international and regional standards into national laws, rules and procedures. This report analyses the measures in place and the treatment of children in conflict with law in Uganda.

Created Date Friday, 20 November 2015
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The Functioning of Multi- party Democracy in Uganda

This report presents the findings from a one-year research project carried out by the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) on the functioning of multi-party democracy in Uganda. The study examines the extent to which Uganda has transitioned to a fully functioning multi-party democracy. It analyses the functioning of relevant institutions, associations and offices, such as the Electoral Commission, political parties and the three arms of Government. The second part of the report gives an overview of the broader human rights situation in the country during the period 2012 to 2013

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The Long Road to Realising Labour Rights in Uganda Sept 2010-March 2011

This report presents the findings from a six-month research project carried out by the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative on labour rights in Uganda. Specifically, the study examined the current level of enjoyment of the right: to work; to join and form a trade union; to minimum standards of employment; to a safe and healthy working environment; and to protection upon leaving employment including social security and pension rights. Our report also looks at the current state of child labour in Uganda and goes on to provide a critical analysis of the current obstacles to the successful implementation of labour rights in Uganda

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The Right to Health Care in Uganda Jan - June 2010

This report presents the findings from a six month research carried out by the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) on health rights in Uganda focusing on the availability, accessibility, quality and acceptability of health services in Uganda. The second part of the report gives a highlight of the general human rights situation in the country in the period January-June 2010

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Uganda: Levelling the playing field, the race to 2011

In 2005 Uganda transitioned from a one-party state to a multi-party political system. This historic change was brought about by a popular referendum when Ugandans cast their vote in favour of a modern democratic state

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