The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process of reviewing the human rights records of all UN Member States. It provides an opportunity for all States to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights. In October 2011, Uganda underwent its first…
Public Outreach The University Human Rights Network (UHRN). Support to community based human rights associations to improve human rights monitoring and reporting. Support to community based human rights associations to strengthen social accountability. Human rights song (Ddembe Lyo). University Human Rights Network The university outreach program seeks to build knowledge, strengthen research skills and stimulate debate on human rights amongst…
“To enhance human rights and civic awareness in order to increase the demand for political and social accountability” The Civic Education Action is the capacity building and civic empowerment component of FHRI's programme. It seeks to promote citizen awareness of basic fundamental rights and obligations; foster public dialogue on how best to protect and preserve human rights whether civil, political,…
Objective: To promote the rule of law and protection of human rights in Uganda. FHRI in partnership with Freedom House (US) a US based non-profit is implementing the Governing Uganda Accountably, Responsively, and Democratically (GUARD) program (2014 -2019), a USAID Rights and Rule of Law program. In collaboration with other partners, the program seeks to catalyze change in the judiciary,…
Objective: To advocate for the progressive abolition of the death penalty and implementation of humane alternatives. The decade old campaign against the death penalty spearheaded by FHRI has evolved into a regional one. The precedent set by the Susan Kigula Supreme court ruling in 2009 has had multiplier effects: the release of some inmates on death row; the commutation of…
Objective: To provide free and accessible legal assistance to poor and vulnerable groups. Under this action FHRI has continued to extend its pro-bono legal aid services to the poor and vulnerable persons especially women, children, Persons with Disabilities, elderly and minorities in Uganda. FHRI uses the community legal aid model which stresses outreach and legal empowerment in deprived and hard…
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The Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan and not-for-profit human rights advocacy organization established in December 1991. It seeks to remove impediments to democratic development and meaningful enjoyment of the fundamental freedoms enshrined in the 1995 Uganda Constitution and other internationally recognized human rights instruments. .

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