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Commission of Inquiry into the Disappearances of Persons in Uganda

The Commission of Inquiry into the Disappearances of People was a targeted inquiry into alleged disappearances in Uganda following a military take-over in 1971. The commission was tasked with investigating the circumstances of disappearances, locating the persons or organisations responsible, and determining whether those who disappeared were alive or dead. It was also tasked with delivering recommendations for how the government should address and put an end to disappearances and how to assist the families of those who disappeared. The report was presented to Idi Amin, the president, but not publicly released.

Established Conflict Period
Mandate Final Report Peace Agreement
1974, by presidential decree 1971-1974 Legal Notice No. 2 of 1974

1974 Final Report Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart V

Uganda

Commission of Inquiry into Violations of Human Rights

The Commission of Inquiry into Violations of Human Rights (1986-1995) was established in 1986 to investigate human rights abuses committed from October 1962 to January 1986. The commission’s mandate included investigating mass murders, arbitrary deprivation of human rights, arbitrary arrests and detentions without trial, as well as mistreatment of citizens by law enforcement, the reasoning behind the large-scale displacement of Ugandan citizens and subsequent disappearance of some, and discrimination based on race, tribe, place of origin, political opinion, religion or sex.

Established Conflict Period
Mandate Final Report Peace Agreement
1986, by legislation 1962-1986 Commission of Inquiry Act Legal Notice No. 5 of 16 May 1986

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