Reports

Corporate Income Tax structure and the realization of human rights in Uganda

Taxation is a critical tool that States can utilise to comply with and realise  their human rights obligations. Therefore, raising revenue through the taxation of corporations is an integral aspect of the State's duty to fulfill human rights. Low levels of revenue collection resulting from excessive exemptions, tax evasion and avoidance by corporate entities and non rationalized incentives may constitute a major obstacle to the capacity of the State to finance the much needed public services and social programs.

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When Patient Becomes Prisoner: Detention in Health Facilities in Uganda

The detention of patients due to failure to pay hospital bills is increasingly prevalent. This report shares the experience of those detained in hospitals in Uganda and best practices from other countries. From a rights based perspective, it analyses the impact of this on patients’ right to health, dignity, freedom from degrading treatment. It examines the causes, both long term and short term, finding that the persistent chronic under investment in public health services and to regulate the private sector providing health services risks undermining Uganda’s progress on universal health coverage, particularly for vulnerable women.

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Covid-19 and Economic Social Rights in Uganda: ISER's submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Uganda

ISER's submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Uganda

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The State of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Uganda and Emerging Issues: A Joint Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Uganda

This report was developed after a national consultation of civil society organisations working on economic, social and cultural rights issues in Uganda. A number of civil society groups, both national and regional convened to discuss priority economic, social and cultural rights issues to be addressed during the UPR. The organisations worked in thematic groups based on their area of expertise to identify issues and generate reports on specific rights. Key issues and recommendations from those reports were collated into this report by the Initiative for Social Economic Rights (ISER) under the auspices of the Coalition on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This report relies on government statistics but also on primary data collected by organisations that are signatories to this report.

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Chased Away and Left to Die

The research focused primarily on the human rights impact of requiring Ndaga Muntu (National ID) for access to health care and social benefit programs, and more specifically how this requirement, with its basis in the 2015 Registration of Persons Acts (ROPA), affected women and older persons living in extreme poverty.

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"I Must Work to Eat": Covid-19, Poverty, and Child labor in Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda

This report examines the rise in child labor and poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic in three countries: Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda, the impact on children’s rights, and government responses.

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Leaving No One Behind: Barriers to Continuity of Education for Vulnerable Children Impacted by Covid-19 in Uganda

The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) undertook a situational analysis of the challenges confronting the girl child – and children more generally – from impoverished backgrounds when it comes to accessing education, following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. This study sought to understand how the pandemic impacted the learning prospects of this cohort, more especially the implications of measures implemented to control its spread, including among others: the widespread loss of income and livelihood experienced by many Ugandan families as a result of government-imposed lockdown  measures; and the effects of protracted home confinement, notably adolescent pregnancies, marriages and participation in economic activities (e.g. bricklaying, fishing, working in plantations and peddling merchandise by the roadside)

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The State of Access to Education by Children With Disabilities in Bugiri District

This reports presents the state of access to education by children with disabilities in Bugiri district.

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Uganda's COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package:Will it Deliver?

This factsheet analyses whether the government’s plan will provide MSMEs with liquidity and reach those who need it the most. The factsheet focuses on the institutional capacity for each of the institutions to deliver on the stimulus package.

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Failing to Reach the Poorest?: Assessment of the World Bank Funded Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project (Report)

This is a Report of findings from research ISER conducted in November 2019 assessing the Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project from a human rights perspective. This research follows up on initial research conducted in 2018 and early 2019 on Public Private Partnerships in Health which featured this voucher program.

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Failing to Reach the Poorest?: Assessment of theWorld Bank Funded Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project(Report Summary)

This is a Report Summary of findings from research ISER conducted in November 2019 assessing the Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project from a human rights perspective. This research follows up on initial research conducted in 2018 and early 2019 on Public Private Partnerships in Health which featured this voucher program

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Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) andits Applicability to Uganda’s Context

This research was aimed at expounding on what the right to FPIC is and to assess how Uganda is faring from legal and policy standpoints. It investigates Uganda’s Legal and policy framework and the various international instruments to show the global premise for this right to free, prior and informed consent.

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