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The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) submitted comments to the Draft General Comment on State Obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in the context of business activities.

Please see link: Written submissions 2017

This year, the Sustainable Development Goals were launched with a commitment to: “Leave no one behind.” While the country has made commendable progress in realizing human rights, we cannot ignore the fact that the country is failing to safeguard the rights of the poor and vulnerable, resulting in deepening inequality. 2 in 3 Ugandans remain poor or vulnerable to falling back into poverty, living on less than 2 USD per day.

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https://www.devex.com/news/ opinion-the-challenge-of- public-versus-private-schools- in-uganda-89231

https://www.thenation.com/article/profit-driven-internet-schools-fail-ugandas-children/

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/25/africa/uganda-schools-zuckerberg-gates/index.html

The 15 organisations endorsing this statement take note of the decision taken by the High Court of Uganda sitting in Kampala on Friday 4th November which confirms that the process followed by the Ugandan Government to decide to close schools run by Bridge International Academies (BIA) was fair and legal.

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While delivering her ruling on Friday, Justice Patricia Basaza Wasswa held that despite the ministry of Education’s efforts to engage the management of Bridge International Schools to remedy the inadequacies, they never took their advice seriously.

Link: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/Education/Court-orders-closure-Bridge-International-Academies/688336-3440896-147rv2oz/index.html

Source: Daily Monitor

A report produced by Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER), an NGO, has revealed that Public Private Partnership (PPP) schools in the country are providing poor quality education services and should be phased out.
 
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The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) invites submission of articles on the theme: Social Accountability as a tool for realization of Economic and Social Rights, which is the focus of the 7th Issue of its Economic and Social Rights Advocacy (ESRA) Brief to be published in November 2016.

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Kampala/New York/Geneva, 5 October 2016: Ugandan civil society representatives are meeting with Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva today to brief them on the human rights situation in the country.

 

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Members of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have said Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital is in mess after making an impromptu visit to the facility at the weekend.

Link: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Mbarara-hospital---mess--MPs-/688334-3402806-gfdbd9z/index.html

Source: The Daily Monitor


 

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