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Statement on the state of human rights and the fight against COVID- 19 in Uganda

Dr. Katebalirwe Amooti, the Ag. Chairperson, Uganda Human Rights Commission addressing the media at the Uganda Media Centre on Friday April 24, 2020(PHOTO: UHRC) Dr. Katebalirwe Amooti, the Ag. Chairperson, Uganda Human Rights Commission addressing the media at the Uganda Media Centre on Friday April 24, 2020(PHOTO: UHRC)

 

Following its statement that was issued on the 25th of March 2020 on the human rights concerns in dealing with Covid-19, the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) continues to monitor the observance of human rights, duties and responsibilities in the fight against Covid -19 in line with its mandate under Article 52 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. 

The Commission has been monitoring the human rights situation in the last three weeks of the lockdown and now wishes to appreciate the good work done by the Government of Uganda under the strategic leadership of His Excellency the President, and under various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, with the Ministry of Health at the helm in conjunction with all security agencies, particularly for the well-designed multi-sectoral preventive and response measures to COVID-19 in the country.

 

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Published: April 24, 2020