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Proposals for Abortion Law reform in Uganda

This paper attempts to provide a rationale for reforming Uganda’s abortion law by examining the extent to which the country’s laws comply with human rights, gender equality and international law obligations. The paper explores the options for legal reform and synthesizes lessons from other Africa...

Recommendations for Parliament's Consideration: A Right to Health Analysis of Uganda's National Health Insurance Scheme Bill

In the following brief, we provide a right to health analysis of the Government of Uganda’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Bill No. 27 of 2019. We analyse the content of this bill according to the binding and authoritative standards of the right to health in international human rights...

Reference Guide on Legal Considerations for Clinical Decision Making when a Pregnancy Places a Woman’s Life at Risk

Most countries have criminal laws against voluntary abortion and regulate access to it, with exceptions for certain circumstances. These are referred to as “exceptions, grounds or indications.” However, despite these exceptions, it is often difficult for people to legally access termination of...

The Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All

The Center for Health, Human rights and Development (CEHURD) represented by Derrick Nsibirwa is part of the Kampala Initiative (Watch the GAP team) that published a paper titled ‘Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All’. The paper gives a critical civil society perspective ...

The Global Gag Rule (GGR): A Legal Audit of its Implications on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Uganda

The paper seeks to highlight the legal implications of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) for low income countries with a focus on Uganda. It examines the impact of the GGR on the constitutionally guaranteed rights such as freedom from non-discrimination, freedom of association, the right to privacy, the ...

The Implications Of The Global Gag Rule On Provision Of Sexual And Reproductive Health Services During The Covid-19 Pandemic In Uganda

The main objective of this study was to document case studies of the impact of the Global Gag Rule on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) service provision, and access at selected NGO and NGO-affiliated clinics during the Covid-19 period in Uganda. It was designed to facilitate a...

Violations of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the era of the Global Gag Rule and COVID-19 - CEHURD

This paper has been produced as an institutional position paper and follows our ongoing research and advocacy on the US Global Gag Rule and its effects on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Uganda and the rest of the Global South. The ideas represented here were developed in co...