Human Rights Perspective: A Review of the Role of the 9th Parliament in Protecting and Promoting Human Rights (2011-2016)

The 9th Parliament of Uganda comprises of approximately 375 representatives, including women representatives of districts, representatives of constituents, persons living with disabilities, representatives of workers, and ex-officio members. As one of the three arms of government, Parliament serves several functions other than the overall law making mandate; these include conducting field visits, and making budgetary allocations. The general task for Parliament is “to pass laws for the good governance of Uganda,” and as we draw closer to the end of the 9th Parliament term, there is a need to assess how well the August House has served the interests of the public, particularly with regard to human rights.