Research, Advocacy and Lobbying

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…
OBJECTIVE: Pro-active engagement of state institutions to effect practice change. The FHRI research reports are used as tools for lobbying for improvement and engagement between state institutions on their human rights practices. Gaps are identified and appropriate stakeholders pro-actively lobbied to effect practice change. These include but not limited to; Parliament, parliamentary committees like the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee,…
Objective: To promote dialogue on government compliance with international commitments. Uganda has adopted and ratified most of the relevant international human rights treaties. However there are still a number of important instruments that have not been signed or ratified which have a bearing on the protection and promotion of human rights. The challenge of domestication and meeting multiple reporting obligations…
 Objective: To document human rights practices in order to generate debate and dialogue for policy and practice change. The Government of Uganda put in place a legal, policy and institutional framework and initiated a number of reforms to strengthen respect for and enjoyment of human rights, deepen democratic governance and promote accountability. Uganda also voluntarily ratified a number of international…
Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights and keep them. Our strength is our unity of purpose. To that high concept there can be no end save victory." Franklin D. Roosevelt Overall Objective To influence policy and practice change For two decades, FHRI embarked on a continuous process…

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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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