FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND GUARANTEES IN UGANDA. A CASE STUDY OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES IN LIRA DISTRICT IN NORTHERN UGANDA.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ......................................................................................................................................... iv

APPROVAL ................................................................................................................................................. ii

DEDICATION ............................................................................................................................................. iii

ACKNO\VLEDGEMENT ........................................................................................................................... iv

LIST OFT ABLES ........................................................................................................................................ v

LIST OF FIGURES ..................................................................................................................................... vi

LIST OF LEGISLATIONS ......................................................................................................................... vii

LIST OF ACRONYMS ............................................................................................................................. viii

CHAPTER ONE ........................................................................................................................................... 1

1.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 1

1. I Background ......................................................................................................................................... 1

1.2 Proble1n state1nent. .............................................................................................................................. 3

1.3 Purpose of the study ............................................................................................................................ 3

1.4 Objectives of the Study ....................................................................................................................... 3

1.4.1 General objective; ............................................................................................................................ 4

1.4.2 Specific objectives; .......................................................................................................................... 4

1.5 Research Questions ............................................................................................................................. 4

1.6 Scope of the study ............................................................................................................................... 4

1.6.1 Content scope ................................................................................................................................... 4

1.6.2 Geographical scope .......................................................................................................................... 5

1.6.3 Tilne scope ....................................................................................................................................... 5

1. 7Chapterization ...................................................................................................................................... 5

CHAPTER TWO .......................................................................................................................................... 7

THE LEGAL FRAME WORI< ..................................................................................................................... 7

2.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 7

Literature review ....................................................................................................................................... 7

2.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 9

2.2 National legal frmne\vork .................................................................................................................... 9

2.2.1 The 1995 Constitution of Uganda .................................................................................................... 9

2.2.2 Labor 1 egislation ............................................................................................................................ 11

2.2.3 The Employment Act No.6 of2006 ............................................................................................... 11

2.2.4 The Workers' Compensation Act, Chapter 225 ............................................................................. 12

2.3 Other legislation concerning persons with disabilities ...................................................................... 12

2.3.1 The Income Tax Act, Chapter 340 ................................................................................................. 12

2.3.2 Persons with Disabilities Act 2006 ................................................................................................ 12

2.3.3 The National Institute ofSpecial Education Act, Chapter 138 ...................................................... 13

2.3.4 The Children's Act, Chapter 59 ..................................................................................................... 13

2.3.5 The Universities and Teiiiary Institutions Act 2001 ...................................................................... 13

2.3.6 The Uganda Communications Act, Chapter 106 ........................................................................... 14

2.4 International Legislation ................................................................................................................... 14

2.4.1 The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2008 ........................ 14

2.4.2 Principle of"reasonable accommodation" ..................................................................................... 14

2.4.3 Prevention of discrimination .......................................................................................................... 14

2.4.4 Accessibility ................................................................................................................................... 15

2.4.5 Work anti e1nploy1nent. .................................................................................................................. 15

2.4.6 The United Nations Standard Rules on the Equalization of Oppoiiunities for Persons with

Disabilities .............................................................................................................................................. 15

2.4.7 The International Labor Organization Convention concerning Vocational Rehabilitation and

Employment (Disabled Persons), 1983 (No. 159) .................................................................................. 16

2.5 Organizations providing training/employment to disabled persons .................................................. 16

2.5.1 Disability moven1ent ...................................................................................................................... 16

2.5.2 People with visual disabilities ........................................................................................................ 17

2.5.3 People with hearing disabilities ..................................................................................................... 17

2.5.4 W01nen with disabilities ................................................................................................................. 17

2.5.5 People with intellectual disabilities ................................................................................................ 18

2.5.6 People with physical disabilities .................................................................................................... 18

2.6 Institutional fran1ework ..................................................................................................................... 18

2.6.1 Ministry of Gender, Labor and Sociai Development.. ................................................................... 18

CHAPTER THREE ..................................................................................................................................... 20

PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA, AND THE RESOLUTION OF ISSUES ..................... 20

3.0. Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 20

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3.1 The rights of people with disabilities which are being violated in accessing social services in

Northern-Uganda .................................................................................................................................... 20

3.2. The causes and effects of discrimination of people with disabilities in accessing social services in

Lira District Northern-Uganda ................................................................................................................ 33

3.3. The possible reforms to prevent discrimination ofPWDs .............................................................. .40

CHAPTER FOUR ....................................................................................................................................... 41

SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ............................... 41

4.0 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 41

4.1 Sumn1ary offindings ......................................................................................................................... 41

4.2. Conclusion ....................................................................................................................................... 43

4.3 Reco1nn1endations ............................................................................................................................. 43

4.4. Areas for fu1iher study ..................................................................................................................... 45

BIBLIOGRAPHY ....................................................................................................................................... 46

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Research, S. (2022). FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND GUARANTEES IN UGANDA. A CASE STUDY OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES IN LIRA DISTRICT IN NORTHERN UGANDA.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/fundamental-human-rights-and-guarantees-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-people-living-with-disabilities-in-lira-district-in-northern-uganda

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Research, SSA "FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND GUARANTEES IN UGANDA. A CASE STUDY OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES IN LIRA DISTRICT IN NORTHERN UGANDA." Afribary. Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/fundamental-human-rights-and-guarantees-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-people-living-with-disabilities-in-lira-district-in-northern-uganda. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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Research, SSA . "FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND GUARANTEES IN UGANDA. A CASE STUDY OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES IN LIRA DISTRICT IN NORTHERN UGANDA.". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022. Web. 30 Nov. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/fundamental-human-rights-and-guarantees-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-people-living-with-disabilities-in-lira-district-in-northern-uganda >.

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Research, SSA . "FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND GUARANTEES IN UGANDA. A CASE STUDY OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES IN LIRA DISTRICT IN NORTHERN UGANDA." Afribary (2022). Accessed November 30, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/fundamental-human-rights-and-guarantees-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-people-living-with-disabilities-in-lira-district-in-northern-uganda