Concluding Observations on the Combined 6th – 8th Periodic Report of the Republic of Uganda, 2013-2022



1. The Republic of Uganda (Uganda) is a State Party to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter), since 10 May 1986. Uganda ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol) on 22 July 2010.

2. In accordance with the African Charter’s Article 62 and Maputo protocol’s Article 26 provisions, Uganda submitted its Combined 6th to 8th Periodic Report under the African Charter on 18 May 2023, and Initial Report under the Maputo Protocol on 6 September 2023.

3. Previously, Uganda submitted its Initial Report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) at the latter’s 27th Ordinary Session (April / May 2000). Subsequently, Uganda has since submitted its 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Periodic Report (2006 – 2013), reviewed at the 56th Ordinary Session of the Commission, held in Banjul - The Gambia, from 21 April to 7 May 2015.

4. The related Concluding Observations were adopted at the 57th Ordinary Session of the Commission, held in Banjul - The Gambia, from 4 to 18 November 2015.

5. The present Report was reviewed on 28 October 2023, in the framework of the ACHPR 77th Ordinary Session, held in Arusha (The United Republic of Tanzania), from 20 October to 9 November 2023. 6. A high-level Delegation from Uganda, led by Hon. Kafuuzi Jackson Karugaba, Deputy Attorney General, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, attended the review1. 7. The Commission expresses its appreciations for the presentation of the Report by the high-level delegation from Uganda, and the constructive dialogue that followed the presentation.

8. During the review, the Ugandan Delegation informed that it would provide written replies to questions that were not addressed in the presentation.

9. On 30 November 2023, the Commission received a written contribution from the Embassy of Uganda in Addis Ababa.

10. The present Periodic Report highlights developments achieved by Uganda in the promotion and protection of human and peoples' rights, as well as legislative, administrative and judicial measures taken in the framework of the implementation of the African Charter provisions, for the period 2013-2022.