Press Release: 30th October, 2015

Press Release: 30th October, 2015

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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 no mandate to hear a case regarding the alleged violation of health rights and the rights of women. “Uganda is facing an epidemic of preventable deaths of pregnant women,” said Ms. Primah Kwagala. “With today’s ruling, the Judiciary has agreed that it should no longer turn a blind eye to the health rights violations women face. We are taking a step closer to health justice.”