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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...

Improving the legal environment for provision of HIV and TB services to key populations, PLWHIV and those with TB in Uganda

Categories of people that have the highest risk of getting infected with HIV ironically have the least access to HIV prevention, care and support services – and consequently are the main source of new infections to the general population. Basing on results from a rapid assessment of the legal and...

Integration of the Human Rights Based Approach into healthcare delivery in selected health facilities in Uganda

The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), part- nered with the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO to undertake an assessment on the application of the HRBA principles in the delivery of health care in 40 selected public and private not for profit facilities in central and n...

Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights

International human rights bodies are increasingly devoting unprecedented attention to IP issues, particularly in the way they relate to patented medicines; digital copyrights; technology transfers; economic, social and cultural rights; plant variety protection; and economic development. The cu...

Laws, policies and best practices for informed consent for adolescents in Uganda

Adolescence is characterized by dramatic physical, psychological and social changes that adolescents lack skills to cope with. While adolescents feel capable of performing almost anything independently, they are prone to peer influence, experimentation and risk-taking, all of which are normal and...

LDC WTO Trips Extension Request to Ugandan Ambassador

Civil Society the current leader of WTO LDC Member States, to lead LDC members of the WTO to act collectively to submit a duly motivated request to the TRIPS Council for an extension (for as long as a WTO LDC member remains a LDC) at the upcoming TRIPS Council meeting on 24th February, 2015 for t...

Letter to US & EU Delegations to Uganda

The purpose of this letter is to express our concerns over the unjust manner in which discussions for grant of an extension for enforcement of Intellectual Property are being handled by the TRIPS Council Chair and the developed countries which entail the EU delegation to WTO, the US delegates to ...

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...

Motion for a Resolution of Parliament to Stop Teenage Pregnancies in Uganda

The motion for a resolution of parliament urging the government of Uganda to establish and implement policies and strengthen existing laws to stop teenage pregnaciens in Uganda was moved by Dr. Bukenya Micheal Iga the Member of Parliament representing Bukuya County and Chairperson Committee on He...

News Bulletin - January

Monthly News Bulletin for the Month of January - February

Parliamentary Resolution on Maternal Health, 2011

Motion for a resolution of parliament urging government to institute measures to address maternal mortality ad other maters incidental thereto

PRESS STATEMENT: Advocates Reject Constitutional Court’s Ruling that it has no Competence to Address the Crisis of Preventable Maternal Mortality in Uganda Appeal to Supreme Court Planned

(June 5 2012) Advocates have sharply criticised the ruling by Constitutional Court on whether or not the Court has standing to hear Petition Number 16 of 2011, a landmark case on preventable maternal mortality, the rights of women, the right to health and the right to life.

Programme for the 4th Annual National Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

4th Annual National Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 20th – 21st September 2017 Topic: Devolution and Service Delivery Theme: Local Government and Service Delivery in Uganda: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward

Recommendation 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...

Request for an Extension of the TRIPS Transition period

In recognition of the special needs and requirements of LDCs, in particular their need for flexibility to develop a viable technological base and to overcome constraints, the TRIPS Agreement (Article 66.1) allows LDCs to seek an extension of the transition period.

Rights of an Individual in the Criminal Justice System: A Guide for Health Workers

The criminal justice system is comprised of various stages which include pre-trial arrest and detention. Pre-trial arrest and detention is the stage when a person that is suspected and accused of committing a crime is arrested and held in custody (whether at police or in prison) before a decision...

Speaking Up: A human rights assessment of Uganda's draft school health policy

This report presents the findings of the assessment of the Uganda’s Draft School Health Policy. In 2018, the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports, and Ministry of Health developed the Draft School Health Policy to ensure that health status and rights of school going children are respected and ...