Human Rights violations on the rise according to report
Uganda human rights report has shown an increase in the number of human rights violations from 4,220 in 2016 to 5,021 last year.
The chairperson of the commission Meddie Kaggwa while handing over the report to the speaker of parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga noted that torture was among the highly violated human rights with 306 cases followed by detention beyond 48 hours with 290 cases, and denial of child maintenance with 130 cases.
Kaggwa also said security of a person and increased occurrence of violent crimes was mainly highlighted in greater masaka though they were yet to identify the causes of this.
He also informed the speaker that starting this financial year MDAS are going to start paying the human rights victims from their budgets which he says will go a long way in ensuring that they start respecting human rights.
The speaker of parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga showed the need to investigate the causes of these crimes in greater masaka.