A critical examination of Human Rights Institutions in Promoting and Protecting the Economic and Social Rights in Uganda: The case study of Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC).

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Kampala International University, School of law.
The advocating of Human Rights has fuelled different ideologies on its origin, contextualization and consequential documentation. This has been agreed upon in a series of documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), The Charter on United Nations (UN), the Africa Charter on Human and peoples' Rights to mention but a few, Human rights have become embedded in the states'ihis research paper seeks to study Human Rights from the perspectives of economic and social rights and Uganda, Non Governmental Organization (NGO) as an agent for promotions and the protection of these rights highlighted above. The inclusion of Social and Economic Rights in the Uganda's constitution has to be seen in the context of the unique history f of the country. a history that was characterised by the gross of human rights violations, denial of social goods and services to the majority of the people and lack of access to economic means and resources. It has to be seen also in the context of the level of widespread of pove11y occasioned by a historically unfair and unjust political and social economic system that created a society of gross inequality described more than a decade ago as a society of "poverty amidst plenty". It was therefore envisioned that including socio economic rights in the constitution would play some role in setting off imbalance and reducing the inequality. Analysis shall be based on the relevant National. International instruments and indicating area of study, the case of Uganda.
A dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of Law in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Bachelors Degree of Laws of Kampala International University.
Human Rights Institutions, Promoting and Protecting, Economic, Social Rights, Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC)