Over the past few years there has been a growing concern, both locally and internationally on the increased violations of fundamental human rights and freedom.

 

The Defenders Protection Initiative (DPI)’s study on Legislative Climate for Human Rights Defenders in Uganda found out that the anticipated legal climate pertinent to the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Uganda is increasingly restrictive. These are coupled with absence of specific legislation guaranteeing the rights and freedoms of human rights defenders in Uganda, this inspired the development of Human rights defenders’ bill with protecting human rights defenders from abuse while carrying out their activities as the main objective.

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