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Case Digest - Simplified Version: Challenging Mulago Hospital on Newborn Care and Management

This is a simplified version of the brief on the groundbreaking Mulago case1 in which Jennifer Musiimenta and her husband Michael Mubangizi – together with Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) – took Mulago National Referral Hospital to court after the mysterious disappearance...

CEHURD Court Cases by 2016

The strategic litigation program is a pertinent program at CEHURD in as far as it uses the tool of litigation in promoting social justice in health in Uganda, East Africa and Africa at large. Litigation at CEHURD is done strategically to impact the health system in Uganda through public interest ...

Decree for the Constitutional Petition No. 16 of 2011

On 19th August 2020, the Justices of the Constitutional Court delivered a judgement in favour of the Petitioners in the matter of Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and 3 Others Vs Attorney General, Constitutional Petition No.16 of 2011. The Justices unanimously agreed on al...

Findings and Decision of the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council on the death of Jennifer Anguko

On the 10th day of October 2010, Ms. Anguko Jennifer, a former district councilor lost her life at Arua Regional Referral Hospital. The late Anguko died during labour after a 16 hour wait at the hospital without medical attention from the hospital. This resulted into the rapture of her uterus and...

Implications of the Mulago judgment on policy and administration of Mulago Hospital

This is a brief of the groundbreaking Mulago case in which Jennifer Musiimenta and her husband Michael Mubangizi – together with Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) – sued Mulago National Referral Hospital after the mysterious disappearance of the couple’s baby in the hospita...


CEHURD has registered very exciting news in the history of health and human rights in Uganda!

After a long nine years of waiting, we have finally received the judgement in the famous Petition 16 maternal health case this morning of 19...


JUDGEMENT: Civil suit No. 111 of 2012

It is contended that from admission, at the hospital the deceased who had an obstructed labour condition did not receive the appropriate medical care and attention owing to the absence of the assigned doctor on duty for the day to attend to her and manage her condition and the birth of her child.

JUDGEMENT: Civil suit No. 212 of 2013 - CEHURD Vs. Mulago Hospital

This is the judgment in civil suit No. 212 of 2013. The 2nd and 3rd Plaintiffs are a lay Ugandan couple and the 1st Plaintiff is a Non-Governmental Organisation working on health and other human rights awareness and enforcement. This action is brought against the 2nd Defendant in representative c...

JUDGEMENT: Supreme Court on Maternal Health Rights

The ruling struck down a judgment in 2012 by Constitutional Court that it had no mandate to hear a case regarding the alleged violation of health rights and the rights of women. The case had been filed by families of two pregnant women who died in childbirth and the Center for Health Human Right...

Litigating Tobacco Control in Uganda: Implications of British American Tobacco LTD Vs Attorney General and CEHURD

Uganda enacted the Tobacco Control Act (hereinafter called “the TCA”) in 2015 as part of fulfilment of Uganda’s obligations and commitment as a party to the World Health Organisation Framew...

Petition 16 Court ruling-30th October 2015

In a case filed by the Center for health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), Mr.InzikuValenti, and Ms. Rhoda Kukiriza against the government of Uganda, the petitioners sought remedies for non-provision of basic maternal health commodities in public health facilities in Uganda that led to deat...

Petition 64 Judgement 2015

Judgement of Court; for petition 64 on mental health, that was filled by Center for Health, Human Rights and Development(CEHURD) in the constitutional court of Uganda. Read details of the judgement passed in October 2015.

Petition No. 409 Of 2009, Patricia Asero Ochieng, Maurine Atieno, Joseph Munyi & The Aids Law Project V. The Attorney General

The Petitioners aver that the enforcement and application of the Kenyan Anti- Counterfeit Act particularly sections 2, 32 and 34 will endanger their well being as they will be arbitrarily denied access to affordable and essential drugs and medication necessary for the fulfilment of the necessary ...

Uganda Constitutional Court Ruling to Preliminary Objection of Petition N0. 16 of 2011

Four Petitioners filed this instant petition under the Provisions of Articles 137(3), (4) and Article 45 of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and Rule 3 of the Constitutional Court (Petitions and References) Rules, SI NO. 91 of 2005.

UNAIDS welcomes Kenya High Court judgment on anti-counterfeit law

GENEVA, 20 April 2012—UNAIDS commends the High Court of Kenya for a ruling today that will safeguard access to affordable and quality life-saving generic medicines. The decision by the High Court found that the definition of “anti-counterfeit” within the 2008 Anti-Counterfeit Act was too broad.