Human Rights Take Center Stage as Uganda Hosts African Union Judicial Conference

As Uganda prepares to host the Fourth African Union Judicial dialogue in Kampala, the Deputy Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo has revealed that the conference will focus a lot on tackling Human Rights issues.

Unveiling preparations for this conference, Dollo revealed that the conference intends to ensure that all people are informed about their rights and also protected as provided for under the law.

Before the conference, there will be a media training for journalists to be equipped with knowledge which they will use to help the general public understand their rights

“Media is the voice of the voiceless; after this training they will be able to inform the public where to report in case of any violation on any of their rights,” said Justice Dollo.

In these same seminars, he added, judicial officers and the journalists will get an opportunity to interact on ways through which they will support each other

Hon Juatice Sylivian Ore a Representative from African court revealed that the last conference took place in Tanzania and Uganda expressed interest ”

This year’s conference will be held under a theme ‘Tracking contemporary Human Rights issues, the role of judiciary in Africa’

It will be held from 28th to 29th October 2019 at Speke Resort Munyonyo with over 300 participants from 55 member states

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