A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh

Torture widespread in Uganda, report says

[JURIST] According to the annual report of the Uganda Human Rights Commission, Uganda's security agencies regularly use torture in their operations. The report lists torture as the second highest violated human right (deprivation of personal liberty is the most violated right), and says that torture "is either presented as part of training, or a learned practice." On behalf of the UHRC, Nathan Byamukama has called for Uganda's constitution to be amended so that it is consistent with international human rights legislation. Listen to Byamukama's interview on BBC's Focus on Africa program here. BBC News has more. The UHRC report (not currently available online) contains allegations similar to those made by a recent Human Rights Watch report, available here.

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.