UN to review Uganda’s performance on human rights

The United Nations is set to review Uganda’s performance in the promotion of human rights over the last five years.

The review is set to be conducted in Geneva, Switzerland next week.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador James Mugume, says the Ugandan delegation to the Universal Periodic Review process, which is aimed at helping improve human rights situations in all UN member states, is to be led by Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kuteesa.

The delegation will include officials from the Uganda Human Rights Commission and representatives from Civil Society organizations.

Uganda was first reviewed in October 2011, a process which elicited a number of recommendations, some of which the country was quick to reject.

It was expected to have come good on those commitments before the next review, but now with only days before the exercise, the political opposition and civil society however feel that the has not made any progress in improving its record on human rights.