Distinguished Commissioners, On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Uganda as well as the Government delegation present, I wish to thank the esteemed Commission for this opportunity given to us once again to present this periodic report running from the year 2008 to 2010 at this49th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). The Republic of Uganda is privileged to present this fourth periodic report in line with Article 62 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and in compliance with the reporting guidelines contained in sheet number five issued by this esteemed Commission. I wish to mention that this report was prepared by the Government in close cooperation with the Uganda Human Rights Commission and some Non Governmental Organizations operating in Uganda.
This report has four parts namely:
I. General information and basic data on the country and includes the legal and institutional framework;
II. The second part covers the legal, judicial and practical measures undertaken by government in implementing the requirements in the Charter since its last reporting period.;
The third part highlights a number of measures taken by government in ensuring implementation of the Charter; and
III. The fourth and last part addresses the challenges government faces in its efforts to provide and ensure the provision and protection of human rights in the country.
We hope that this report will enhance and enrich our continental approach to the observation of human rights in Africa through a shared experience.