Investigating the promotion and protection of the rights of employees living with HIV /AIDS at work places in Uganda: a case study Rubaga Division Kampala District

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Kampala International University; School of Law
The study focused on the role of the protection of the rights of HIV/AIDS victims at workplaces. HIV /AIDS is a world-wide health problem affecting the young and the old irrespective of the status. The scourge has got no cure as yet and the PL WHA survive on the availability of the antiretroviral drugs. There has been an outcry from the people living with HV/AIDS regarding the violations of their human rights citing lack of protection from the existing legal instruments. The purpose of the study was to examine the state of the law protecting and promoting the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) while at their workplaces. This involved exploring the challenges with the hope of developing recommendations that will be adopted to ensure realization of the rights of ELWHA. The information obtained from the respondents as regards the state of affairs of the promotion and protection of employees living with HIV/AID at their work places, that they are faces with many challenges like lack of privacy discrimination and confidentiality. It has been found out that the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS ought to be obverted, respected, promoted and protected. Recommendations suggests that the Uganda Human Rights Commission should push for enactment of relevant laws that directly promote and protect the rights of the EL WHA and also utilize the existing legal base to ensure that the rights of the EL WHA are not only realized but also promoted and strictly protected.
A research proposal submitted to the School of Law in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of a Degree of Bachelor of Laws of Kampala International University
Rights of employees, HIV /AIDS at work places, Uganda, Rubaga Division Kampala District