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Human Rights are the rights a person has simply because he/she is a human being. Human rights are the same for everyone and are applicable everywhere. These rights exist as natural rights or as legal rights. International human rights law lays down obligations to act in certain ways or refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups. For example, Article 1of The

Universal Declaration on Human Rights states that all people are born free and are equal in dignity and rights.
Today, the promotion of human rights is guided by what is referred to as Bill of Rights. It includes the UDHR and two treaties - the International Covenant on the civic and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. This Bill of Rights is contained in Chapter Four of our Constitution.


The aim of this module is to create awareness of the human rights and fundamental freedoms and provide guidance on how to demand, uphold and protect these rights.


By the end this module, you should be able to:

  1. Define the concept of human rights;
  2. Identify categories of human rights / generations
  3. Explain the characteristics of human rights;
  4. Describe the mechanism of human rights protection in Uganda;
  5. Relate human rights equality for all and social justice;
  6. Explain the limitation to enjoyment of human rights; and
  7. Explain the relationship between rights and responsibilities.

Key Messages

  1. Human rights are universal (they are the birthrights of every person. No one has to earn or deserve human rights).
  2. Human rights are inherent (they can neither be given nor taken away by any other person or state).
  3. It is your responsibility to know your rights.
  4. All rights and freedoms which are guaranteed by the Constitution should be equally enjoyed by women without discrimination.
  5. Children’s rights are human rights – Avoid child abuse.
  6. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
  7. Exercising your right should not interfere with another person’s rights.
  8. Report all human rights abuse and violation to relevant authorities
  9. Discriminating a person on grounds of sex is a human right abuse.
  10. There are legal limitations to the enjoyment of some rights.
  11. Respect the rights, beliefs and opinions of others.
  12. It is your responsibility to promote and protect human rights.  

sub topics

  1. The Concept of Human Rights;
  2. Categories of Human Rights;
  3. Characteristics / Key Principles of Human Rights;
  4. Mechanism of Human Rights Protection in Uganda.
  5. Relationship Between Human Rights, Equality and Social Justice;
  6. Limitation to Enjoyment of Human Rights; and
  7. Relationship between Rights and Responsibilities.

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