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Uganda: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 852, tabled on 16 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps the Government is taking to improve human rights in Uganda.

Answered on

21 October 2019

‚ÄčThe UK firmly believes that human rights are universal and should apply equally to all people. We promote universal human rights as part of our Commonwealth engagement. Where we have specific concerns, we raise them directly as part of our ongoing dialogue with the Ugandan Government. Our High Commission, alongside other missions in Kampala, has released statements calling on the Ugandan Government to guarantee freedoms enshrined in the Ugandan Constitution. In Uganda, UK Aid funds human rights training for police and the prisons service. We will continue to support civil society groups in Uganda working to improve protection of minority rights.

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