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Case Brief: Uganda V Kato Frederick Criminal Case 56 of 2020

Representing Doctor caught up in the Justice System for Provision of Post-Abortion Care In April 2020, the accused was arrested for allegedly committing the offence of Supply of Drugs to procure abortion contrary to Section 143 of the Penal Code Act, Cap. 120 of the Laws of Ug...

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...
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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 ...

CEHURD Seclusion case judgment.

The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) 0n 8th April 2018 joined other Civil Society Organisations working with People with Disabilities as well as the Uganda Medical Association to condemn a Judgment by the High Court of Uganda which declared the practice of torturing mental...

Court Judgement in the Autism Case -Perez Mwase: (CEHURD and Ors Vs Buyende District Local Government and Anor)

Background: In 2016 during one of the community outreaches conducted by the Center for Health Human Rights and Developed (CEHURD), the team came across a minor aged 12 years who hadn’t been growing normally since the age of 4 and whose condition hadn’t been established despite...

Court Order On Regulation of COVID-19 Treatment Costs

''Health is a social right the should not be left in the hands of service providers'' -Mr Mulumba Moses, Executive Director-CEHURD. On 8th July, the High Court heard the case of Mulumba Moses & Center for Health Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) vs Attorney General, The Medical and De...

Court Ruling in the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Case

Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) with joy welcomes the long-awaited ruling from the High Court of Uganda at Kampala in the case of CEHURD vs. Attorney General & Family Life Network [Miscellaneous Cause No. 309 of 2016], usually referred to as the Comprehensive...

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...
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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...

JUDGEMENT TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL PETITION NO.16 OF 2011- MATERNAL HEALTH CASE DECIDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE

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...

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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.
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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...
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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...