This is a combined report for the Republic of Uganda for the period 2013-2022 made under article 62 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights. This report reflects Uganda’s progressive journey to achieve social-economic development through a human rights-based approach. Our National Development Plan (NDPIII) is premised on good governance, constitutionalism and the rule of law. We believe that the observance of these will facilitate the achievement of the development goals enshrined in the NDPIII.
We believe in the indivisibility of human rights for equitable and meaningful development of the country. Our development plan is a Human Rights based plan, which prioritizes people and puts them at the forefront of Government programs. We are committed to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including the Human Rights aspirations contained therein.
We have taken great strides in the protection and promotion of individual freedoms, rights and liberties including enactment of several laws and establishment of institutions that promote and protect human Rights. While Government remains committed to implementation and realization of social-economic rights, the right to development remains a challenge primarily due to limited resources. Additionally, the adverse effects of climate change like drought have affected the realization of social and economic rights especially the right to food and health while the global Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a setback for some socio-economic milestones that had been achieved.
The Government of Uganda has maintained its momentum in mainstreaming human rights. The government is in advanced stages of developing the National Action Plan on Human Rights which will serve as a comprehensive guide to promote and implement human rights in Uganda.
We are delighted to have an opportunity to submit this combined report and we welcome comments and proposals as valuable contributions to a peaceful, safe and prosperous Uganda where all people can enjoy their rights, freedoms and perform the corresponding obligations.