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Activist calls for balance of rights in promoting IP

The World IP Day, is a very important one. It helps to create awareness within the community and at policy level on IP rights on the country’s social welfare. While IP affects daily lives, it is not a well appreciated subject in Uganda. The day is also very important for us to reflect on the achi...
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CEHURD - Press Release 7th June 2017

CEHURD calls on Uganda Police and Mulago Hospital to comply with Court as Decision on Missing Baby wins Judge an International Award.

Civil Society Coalition Calls for Swift Access to Justice From Uganda’s Constitutional Court to Stop Crisis of Preventable Maternal Deaths in Uganda

Today a landmark case re-opened in Uganda's Constitutional Court, Petition 16 of 2011, filed on behalf of two women who died in childbirth, Sylvia Nalubowa and Jennifer Anguko, by the health rights organization Center for Health Human Rights and Development (CEHURD).
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Constitutional amendement

Civil society Organisations (CSOs) working on the right to health in Uganda have today 5th December 2014 made submission to the Uganda Law reform Commission (ULRC) appealing to government to consider amending the constitution and include the right to the highest attainable standard of physical an...
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Court to pronounce itself on human rights violation by communication company

Today July 4, 2014, the High court of Uganda will give its ruling in the miscellaneous application filed by the Center for Health Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) against C.C.C.C, NEMA and Mukono District Local Government for violation of rights to health and right to clean and healthy envir...

CREATIVITY: The Next Generation Solution For Life Saving Medicines In Uganda

The celebration of World Intellectual Property day to day, provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the importance of intellectual property (IP) in the lives of ordinary Ugandans. Indeed flexible intellectual property laws and policies have increasingly become relevant in today’s discuss...
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Health Committees as vehicles for community participation: Release from a Regional Consultation 28th September 2014

The Learning Network for Health and Human Rights, in conjunction with the Network on Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET) held a 2-day regional consultation on the Role of Health Committees in Equitable, People-centred Health Systems in the Southern and East African region just ...

High Court declares the right to health Justiciable in Uganda

The High Court of Uganda has today declared that the right to health can be justiciable in Uganda. While delivering a judgment in which The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and others sued Nakaseke District Local Administration (Civil Suit No.111 of 2012), Justice Kabiito ...
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HIV Bill Should not Criminalize HIV Transmission

Kampala, Uganda – Civil Society Organizations working on the HIV Prevention and Control Bill of 2010 Today take a stand to ask parliamentarians to affirm and support the Health committee’s report on proposed deletion of Mandatory Testing for HIV, Mandatory Disclosure of HIV status from The HIV Bi...
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Poorest Countries and Civil Society Secure Progress in Extending

(Washington, D.C. and Kampala, Uganda) AIDS and human rights activists today applauded the coalition of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who stood together to win a partial victory at the World Trade Organization that will help extend affordable access to health, education, and climate te...
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Press Brief: High Court declared the right to health justiciable in Uganda

The High Court decision arose out of a case filed by the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), Mugerwa David and his children against Nakaseke District Local Administration following the preventable maternal death of Irene Nanteza in Nakaseke Hospital on the 5th of May, 2012. ...

Press Release

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working on issues of trade, intellectual property, access to medicines, food & Seed in Uganda have issued a letter to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Council Chair as well as Developed country Missions in Uganda to express their disapproval of the manner in...

Press Release: 30th October, 2015

Today the undersigned coalition of civil society groups hailed a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court on preventable maternal mortality as a decisive victory for access to justice and health rights for women in Uganda. The ruling struck down a judgment in 2012 by Constitutional Court that it had ...

Press Release: International Women's Day 2017

Today, Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and other Civil Society Organisations through the advocacy for better health program joined hands on the eve of the International Women’s day 2017 to emphasize the importance improving maternal health in empowering women in the chang...

Press Release: Petition 16 Landmark Hearing on Maternal Deaths Proceeds in Uganda’s Constitutional Court

(KAMPALA) Today a civil society coalition of more than 40 health rights organizations welcomed the start of Constitutional Court’s hearing of Petition 16 of 2011. This health rights case, filed on March 4, 2011 by the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CE...
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Press Statement of the Tobacco Control Forum on World No Tobacco Day 2014

Today Uganda joins the rest of the world in recognizing the devastating effects of Tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke on human lives. This year’s world no Tobacco Day (WNTD) is being commemorated at a time when the Tobacco Control Bill has been tabled before parliament for debate.

Press Statement: Challenging the Venereal Diseases Act Cap 284

Kampala-Uganda, CEHURD is a not for profit, research and advocacy organization pioneering the justiciability of the right to health in Uganda. For long Uganda has maintained on its statute books obsolete laws which are not acceptable in a free and democratic society. One of such laws is the Vener...