The alternative report co-authored by FHRI and the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders and presented before the 56th session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights in Banjul, Gambia on 25th April 2015, stimulated debate and supported dialogue between the African Commission and Uganda’s state delegation to the Commission on Uganda’s human rights record. Making reference to the FHRI report, the Ugandan delegation which was led by Hon Fred Ruhindi, the Attorney General of Uganda was put to task by the commissioners to explain persistent human rights violation reports on torture in prisons, the NGO Bill, 2015, the continued use of the death penalty, public order management and discrimination of sexual minorities. The government delegation committed to consulting further on sticky human rights issues such as the NGO Bill, 2015.
In a similar fashion, the pre-session working group of the United Nations Committee discussed the dossier co-authored by the FHRI and Human Dignity on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in preparation for the up-coming 55th Session of the UNCESCR in Geneva in June 2015. Uganda presented her state party report to the UNESCR. Some of the issues raised by the UN Committee during the dialogue with Uganda were on national health budgetary allocation, the effectiveness of the proposed National Health Insurance Scheme, and the quality of universal primary and secondary education in Uganda. Some of these issues were flagged in the FHRI dossier.