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Human Rights Activists Raise Voices Against Denial Of Justice

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It should be noted that Chapter 4 of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda provides for promotion of human rights and freedom and also mechanisms to address any violations of these human rights.


In her remarks at the National Civil Society Organization Affair 2013 that took place on Friday at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Christine Nsubuga, the National Coordinator Justice Forum said, “Many poor people in rural areas cannot access justice because of the corruption tendencies among the service providers.”


She elaborated using an example of a poor woman in Arua district claiming for her land but has to first bribe the magistrate so that he can attend to her case. “This woman is being denied her right to justice and fare court hearings,” she said.


“80 percent of people living in rural areas are subsistence farmers who earn very little from their produce, this makes it difficult for them to make an appeal in Courts of law in case of any dispute on their land,” added Nsubuga.


Mr Livingstone Ssewanyana, the Executive Director for Human Rights Initiative said, “Even with the violation of laws in the country, the State has not taken adequate measures to ensure that its citizens are accorded the appropriate remedies rightful to them.”


He added that despite the establishment of the bodies such as a Uganda Human Rights Commission, their influence is still inadequate in enforcing judgment against several statutory organs.


Ssewanyana called upon government to ensure greater punishment to those who defy the laws.

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