CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS ON THE 4th PERIODIC REPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
(Presented at the 49th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights held in Banjul, the Gambia from 28 April to 12 May 2011)
PART I- INTRODUCTION
1. The Republic of Uganda ratified the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 27 March 1986.In conformity with Article 62 of the African Charter, she submitted her 4th Periodic Report, covering the period 2009-2011. The first Report was considered during the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Commission, held from 27th April – 11th May 2000, in Algeria. The second Report was considered during the 40th Ordinary Session of the African Commission held from the 15-29 November 2006 in Banjul, The Gambia. The third Report was considered during the 45th Ordinary Session of the African Commission held from 13-27 May 2009 in Banjul, The Gambia.
2. This Report was received at the Secretariat of the African Commission in April 2011; and was considered during the 49th Ordinary Session of the African Commission, held from 28 April to 12 May 2011 in Banjul, The Gambia. The present Concluding Observations follow the consideration of the Report by the African Commission.
3. The delegation of the Republic of Uganda that presented the Report to the African Commission was led by Mr. John Bosco R. Suuza, Senior State Attorney, Ministry of Justice and included:
Lt. Col. Charles Wacha Angulo - Director of Human Rights, Uganda Peoples Defence Force; and
Ms. Patience Kibijie- State Attorney.
4. The African Commission commends the Republic of Uganda for submitting its Report and being up to date with its reporting obligations under Article 62 of the African Charter