Policy and principles of the Bill

The Policy of the Bill is to provide a framework for the recognition and protection of the work and activities of Human rights defenders in order to guarantee a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders to freely operate.

Defects with current legislation

Chapter Four of the 1995 constitution of the Republic of Uganda provides a Bill of rights which guarantees various rights and freedoms for persons in Uganda, including recognising the existence and work of Human Rights Defenders under article 50 (2) of the Constitution and empowering them to bring action against the violation of human rights and freedoms.

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