Deputy AG Kafuzi In Arusha To To Defend Uganda’s Human Rights Portfolio

Col. Basaliza, Kafuzi and another delegate share a chat

Deputy AG Boaz Kafuzi is leading a team of Ugandan leaders to Arusha-Tanzania where Uganda’s Human Rights situation is supposed to be discussed.

The delegation includes Uganda’s ambassador to Ethiopia also AU Permanent Representative H.E Rebecca Otengo and Uganda Human Rights Commissioner Col. Steven Basaliza among others.

The group is attending the 77th African Commission on Human and People’s Rights conference.

Tomorrow Saturday, the Uganda delegation will address the conference with Kafuzi delivering a report on the state of Human Rights in Uganda. 

“He will also deliver a presentation on the interventions taken plus charters ratified and further to maintain the status of human rights promotion and protection as enshrined in chapter four of the constitution, Universal declaration of human rights and the African charter on peoples and human rights” explained an inspector.

Amb. Otengo with Col. Basaliza at the conference

This comes at a time when the opposition in parliament have continued to boycott house sittings demanding government to provide details of people they say were abducted by security forces and others tortured or killed. However, the Uganda Human Rights Commission led by chairperson Mariam Wangadya a few days ago presented a report into the alleged abductions and said the opposition had inflated the figures of those missing. She added that whereas the opposition claimed their people went missing because of their political beliefs, some were actually arrested on other charges and had been granted bail by court. Wangadya also said the commission was finding it challenging to investigate some of the cases as next of kins for some victims were not cooperating with the commission in it’s work.


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