Foundation for Human Rights Initiative


To promote adherence to human rights standards at the national and international level.

FHRI believes in partnerships and one of the main strengths of the organisation is cooperation with many like-minded partner organisations at the local, national and international levels. It is against this background that FHRI proudly continues to associate and strengthen collaboration with a number of partners at these levels both in the public and private sector.

While FHRI has continued to work with Community Based Associations countrywide at the local level, it also has registered active membership to local networks like Human Rights Network-Uganda, Development Network of Indigenous and Voluntary Associations, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network, Legal Aid Service Providers Network among others.

Existing partnerships with the Uganda Human Rights Commission, Uganda Law Reform Commission, Uganda Prison Service, Uganda Police Force, Parliament of Uganda, Judiciary and Local Government continue to be consolidated on a “value addition” basis.

At the international level FHRI is a key actor in the global campaign on the abolition of the death penalty, torture, human rights defenders, impunity, penal reform and media freedom thereby strengthening joint action with traditional partners: Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, FIDH, Penal Reform International and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

The Foundation for Human Rights Initiative acknowledges with gratitude the continued cooperation and support from the various agencies and institutions as well as the state that make the implementation of FHRI programs possible.

Special thanks also go to the victims of human rights abuses; communities and groups of people who seek our assistance for the confidence and trust in our services.

Development Partners

Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)

European Union (EU)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Westminster Foundation for Democracy

The Westminster Consortium (TWC)

International Commission of Jurists (Kenya)

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK)

Penal Reform International (PRI)

Humanistic Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (HIVOS)

International Federation of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH)

Coalition for an Effective African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights,

International Center for Non-Profit Law (ICNL)

United States of America (Public Affairs Section, Kampala)

Housing Finance Company (Uganda) Ltd

United Bank for Africa

Other Partners

Amnesty International

ANPCANN (Uganda Chapter)

Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU)

Church of Uganda (PDR)

Coalition Against Torture (CAT)

Development Network for Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA)


Canada High Commission/Canadian International Development Agency

East African Criminal Justice Initiative (EACJI)

East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders


Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights (KIOS)

Foundation for Needy Communities (FDNC)

Human Rights and Peace Centre, (HURIPEC)

Human Rights Centre.

Human Rights Network (HURINET)

Human Rights Watch

Kabugo, Tamale & Co. Advocates

Kampala International University,Law Society

Katende, Sempebwa & Co. Advocates

Legal Aid Service Providers’ Network (LASPNET)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development

Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

NGO Coalition on the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights


Open Society Initiative (OSI)

Parliament of Uganda

Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Platform for Labour Action (PLA)

Rwenzori Peace Bridge of Reconciliation

Strengthening Access to Justice – Uganda Chapter (SAJEA)

The Directorate of Public Prosecution

The Judicial Studies Institute/Judicial Training Committee,

The Justice Law and Order Secretariat

The Death Penalty Ltd.

The Westminster Consortium (TWC)

Uganda Christian Lawyers Fraternity (UCLF)

Uganda Human Rights Commission Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC)

Uganda Journalists Human Rights Network (UJHRN)

Uganda Law Reform Commission

Uganda Law Society (ULS)

Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF)

Uganda Parliamentary Press Association (UPPA)

Uganda Police Force

Uganda Prisons Service

Uganda Child Rights NGO Network

Uganda Debt Network

Uganda Governance and Monitoring Project (UGMP)

Uganda Land Alliance

Uganda National NGO Forum

Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Uganda)

United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNVFTV)

Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns (VEDCO)

World Coalition against the Death Penalty

World Movement for Democracy


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