The UPDF Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi Friday morning met with the Director East and Horn of Africa of Human Rights Watch, rx Ms Maria Burnett.
In the meeting at the UPDF Headquarters in Mbuya, according to the army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire, the two discussed cooperation in the arena of human rights and noted the improved performance of UPDF.
“The UPDF General reassured Ms Burnett that the force he leads will endeavour to preserve human rights wherever it is deployed both at home and abroad,” said Karemire in a statement.
“They further exchanged information on past reports by Human Rights Watch on UPDF operations in Somalia and Central African Republic.”
The CDF and Ms Burnett also expressed satisfaction with the various investigations on suspected sexual exploitation and abuse cases that were conducted and subsequent actions taken by the UPDF leadership.
UPDF recently put on trial all its officers that were implicated the sex related offences during its recently ended expedition in the Central African Republic.
The meeting which agreed on a continued engagement between the institutions was also attended by former Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Ms Lydia Wanyoto Mutende.