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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.
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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

Proposals For Legal Reform And Review On The Right To Health and SRHR

Uganda does not have a law that comprehensively incorporates the Right to Health, although certain Constitutional provisions can be construed as directly or indirectly, protecting the people’s right to health. Cognizant of the fact that the National Objectives and Directive Principles of Stat...

Proposed Amendments On The Sexual Offences Bill 2019

Sexual offences are a daily occurrence within communities and these have largely become a public health and human rights concern not only for Uganda but also around the globe. The high prevalence of sexual offences has been consistently documented in the annual police crime reports. For instance ...

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 ...

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 Financing Facility in Uganda: A Brief Summary

This factsheet focuses on the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Uganda. Wemos’ factsheet on the GFF explains the general functioning of this health financing model supporting countries in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH+N). Uganda was selec...

The Journey of CEHURD - 10 Year!

Ten years ago, the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) began with a vision of a health system that reflected social justice and human rights. Through a combination of strategic litigation, campaigns, community empowerment and knowledge building, CEHURD has brought that vision...
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The Tobacco Control Bill 2014

The existing legal framework for tobacco control i.e. the Tobacco (Control and Marketing) Act Cap. 35 and the National Tobacco Corporation Act, Cap.316 do not match up with Uganda’s obligations as a party to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The laws were enac...

Understanding the Law and Policy on safe abortion in Uganda: 5 Quick Steps

This document was developed to guide health service providers by the lawyers of the Legal Support Network (LSN). The Network brings together lawyers that provide pro bono legal services to health service providers caught up in the criminal justice system for providing abortion related services. ...
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Urgent Appeal on the exportation of Ugandan health workers to Trinidad and Tobago, to the special rapporteur on the right to the highest attainable standard of mental and physical health

This letter is to request your urgent attention and action regarding the bilateral arrangement entered into between the Government of Uganda and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the deployment, transfer and exportation of over 260 public health workers to the service of t...