Implementation of the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Act in Uganda

Since 2008, the APT has supported torture prevention initiatives in Uganda, including the domestication of the Convention against Torture. This work, which has involved government bodies, the Uganda Human Rights Commission and civil society organisations, led to the adoption of the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Act in July 2012.

The adoption of this anti-torture law is an important step in the fight against torture, but it is not an end in itself. The Act needs to be promoted and implemented.

The Uganda Human Rights Commission, with support of the APT, has therefore produced a series of publications on the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Act. It is hoped that this practical and illustrated material will contribute to enhancing the skills of relevant actors and strengthen the implementation of the provisions of the anti-torture Act.