Public Warned On Provoking Police

approved geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Human rights awareness day is an international event celebrated on December 10, remedy every year.

In Uganda, the occasion took place at Old Kampala play grounds.

Speaking at the event, Jovah Kamateeka, the chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee for Human Rights remarked that “As we celebrate 20 years of human rights, we should respect the rights of others”.

“Therefore, people should know their rights in a way that once a policeman approaches you and tells you that there is a case to answer, you should abide with what he is telling you. Once you reach the station, you can apply the law as one of the ways of advocating for your rights,” she pointed out.

Kyamateeka further noted that although the security forces have done a great job in maintaining stability in the country, they have a long way to go in the promotion of human rights in the country.


Andrew Felix Kaweesi, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, advised civil society organisations to extend civic education to Ugandans, especially on the issues concerning their responsibilities as regards human rights.

“Most Ugandans no longer respect the police due to the ignorance about their rights and duties,” Kaweesi said.

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