By Darious Magara
Ahead of 56th anniversary of Ugandas Independence, Justice Yorokamu Bamwine the principal Judge and head of Court has said the Ugandan constitution is among the few most respected constitutions in Africa.
He praised the NRM government for fighting to bring about the rule of law and having fought and toppled the past dictatorial regimes.
Speaking during making of the constitutional day 2018, Bamwine urged the leaders to fight to uphold rule of law and the separation of powers; legislature, judiciary and the executive. The event was held at Kampala city square.
The chairman of Uganda Human Rights Commission Medi S.K Kaggwa called upon Ugandans to fight and defend the rights of each other.
Kaggwa also called upon all stakeholders to sensitize the public about the Ugandan constitution.
The President of Uganda Law society Simon Peter M. Kinobe also praised the current Government of President for making attempts to promote rule of law
The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) serves to monitor and advance human rights in Uganda.
UHRC staff with Guest
The UHRC is a body established under the 1995 Constitution Article 51 under the Bill of Rights found in Chapter four of the Constitution. It is based on the Paris Principles which are the guidelines for the establishment of a national human rights institution. Its mandate is spelled out in Article 52 of the Constitution.